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Post disaster reconstruction changes each element of the standard construction model and activities normally undertaken in more conventional periods are modified not only by post-disaster logistics constraints but in turn modify post-disaster logistics themselves. In a pre-disaster environment we can simplistically describe construction as occurring within a simple model that includes a set of project inputs which are transformed at a project site, within a well defined framework, to deliver the desired project outputs. Post disaster, each of these elements are significantly modified.
This paper examines how the traditional construction model is changed post-disaster and provides a framework for not only considering construction in a post-disaster environment but also a guide for improving the resiliency of our various frameworks to deal with such eventualities.