Capacity gaps in post disaster construction & demolition waste management

Karunasena, Gayani and Amaratunga, Dilanthi 2015, Capacity gaps in post disaster construction & demolition waste management, Engineering, construction and architectural management, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 446-466, doi: 10.1108/ECAM-08-2014-0107.

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Title Capacity gaps in post disaster construction & demolition waste management
Author(s) Karunasena, GayaniORCID iD for Karunasena, Gayani
Amaratunga, Dilanthi
Journal name Engineering, construction and architectural management
Volume number 22
Issue number 4
Start page 446
End page 466
Total pages 21
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0969-9988
Keyword(s) developing countries
Sri Lanka
capacity gaps
construction and demolition
disaster waste
influencing factors
Summary Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the identification of the existing capacities of post disaster C&D waste management in developing countries, with a special emphasis on Sri Lanka to determine the capacity gaps and related influencing factors.

Design/methodology/approach – Multiple case studies and expert interviews were conducted to gather primary information on the existing capacities of disaster C&D waste management. Three case studies, including 15 individuals and six experts representing government, non-government institutions and others, were selected.

Findings – The results revealed the existing capacities, capacity gaps and influencing factors for post disaster C&D waste management in the areas of skills and confidence building, links and collaborations, continuity and sustainability, research and development, communication andcoordination, organisational implementation and investment in infrastructure.

Research limitations/implications – This study limited disaster C&D waste to debris generated from totally or partially damaged buildings and infrastructure as a direct impact of natural disasters orfrom demolished buildings and infrastructure at rehabilitation or at early recovery stages.

Originality/value – The research enabled an analysis of existing capacities and identified capacity gaps in post disaster C&D waste management with influencing factors developing countries.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/ECAM-08-2014-0107
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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