A Framework for Reconstruction of Road Infrastructure after a Disaster

Ezri Hayat, Dilanthi Amaratunga

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This paper identifies the main aspects requiring immediate attention in the postdisaster reconstruction of road infrastructure, thereby providing a major synthesis that advances our understanding in this important area.

Literature and empirical evidence obtained from documents and semi-structured interviews with twenty-eight respondents of three case study districts in Aceh, Indonesia was analysed using NVivo 10. The findings were validated through triangulation with the literature and consultation with the experts in the field of disaster management and road infrastructure.

The authors propose a framework for the reconstruction of road infrastructure, which respond to the peculiarities of road projects in a post-disaster setting. The framework comprises various components requiring detailed attention in the reconstruction process and describes their position in the road project and disaster management cycle.

The framework fills the gap in the body of knowledge with regards to road infrastructure reconstruction in a post-disaster context. For the first time, this paper recognises the importance of local government capacity in the Aceh Province with regard to the sustainability of the post-disaster reconstruction assets.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages33
JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
Early online date27 Jul 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jul 2019


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