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Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects

Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects   

This step-by-step guide explains how to manage the two main types of CRS post-disaster or post-conflict construction: owner-driven and contractor-built. The intended audience includes non-construction professionals, construction professionals who are new to international relief and engineers.

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Who should read this guide?

This document is written to inform those planning and managing construction programs. The primary audiences are:

  1. Non-construction professionals: Country representatives, generalists, managers and program support staff and managers who would like to get a general understanding of how construction programs should be managed. In particular: see Book A, chapter B.15 and C.15 (identify appropriate staff)
  2. Construction professionals new to international relief: Private sector construction professionals who have no humanitarian experience, but have technical knowledge and experience in working in the advanced construction industry. In particular: see Book A, inset boxes in Book B (owner-driven construction) and C (contractor-built)
  3. Field staff, engineering and construction staff: Staff who will be running and monitoring construction works and will be particularly looking for detailed knowledge, templates and references. In particular: see Book B (owner-driven construction) and Book C (contractor-built)

What can I do with this guide?

This document aims to give practical guidance on how to implement construction projects within the international relief sector/post-disaster situations.

It gives best practice processes to follow when engaging in a construction project either as part of emergency/transitional shelter, permanent housing or community infrastructure projects (roads, sewer, hospitals and schools).

This document offers guidance in order to achieve appropriate quality construction and to promote shelter solutions that provide adequate protection, privacy, health and safety, ultimately contributing to rebuilding the affected populations' livelihoods.

This document includes practical advice, templates and examples to help improve and safeguard the overall quality outcome, with attention to conditions and challenges in construction management which implementers may face in post-disaster (re)-construction.

Table of contents

Introduction    1
Book A: Things to consider when (re)-constructing in post-disaster situations    5
Book B: How to manage an owner-driven construction project    25
Book C: How to manage a contractor-build construction project    73
Appendices    107
Further Reading    127


Publication details

Publisher: Catholic Relief Services (January 2013)
Manual: 130 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

Updated January 18, 2013

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