IJRDBE poster Oct 2015  

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga & Professor Richard Haigh

Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK


This is the only journal in the field to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to disasters that damage or destroy the built environment. Although the origins and causes of disasters are varied, the consequences to human society are frequently similar: extensive loss of life, particularly among vulnerable members of a community; economic losses, hindering development goals; destruction of the built and natural environment, increasing vulnerability; and, widespread disruption to local institutions and livelihoods, disempowering the local community. In particular, it aims at developing the skills and knowledge of the built environment professions and will strengthen their capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction to mitigate the effects of disasters nationally and internationally. The journal publishes original and refereed material that contributes to the advancement of the research and practice, and provides contributing authors with an opportunity to disseminate their research and experience to a broad audience.

The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to: Disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction; Disaster risk reduction; Physical, social and economic resilience in the built environment; Reconstruction and sustainable development; Participatory approaches to reconstruction; Empowerment of women and vulnerable groups; Project management for post-disaster reconstruction; Waste management; Business continuity management; Knowledge management; Governance and transparency; Corporate social responsibility; Law and regulatory frameworks; Conflict sensitive reconstruction; and, Social impact of reconstruction.

Further details on coverage details of the journal is available here

The Journal is Indexed in: British Library, Construction and Building Abstracts, ICONDA - The International Construction Database, Business Source Premier (EBSCO), ABI INFORM Global (ProQuest), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (ProQuest), INSPEC and SCOPUS. The SCOPUS impact factor for the journal in 2013 is one of the highest for a new journal.

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If you have any ideas for a paper that may fall within the scope of the journal, the Editors are happy to discuss this with you. They can be contacted at:

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Professor Richard Haigh (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK

Journal web page: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/ijdrbe.htm