International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment


ISSN: 1759-5908

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A CIB-encouraged journal.About the Journal

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE) is the only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment. IJDRBE is a CIB-encouraged journal.

The journal seeks to:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge of the built environment researchers and professions working in disaster prone areas, so that they may strengthen their capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction
  • Provide a unique forum for novel enquiries into the development and application of new and emerging practices as a source of innovation to challenge current practices
  • Promote the exchange of ideas between researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers
  • Influence disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction policies and practices

Unique Attributes

International journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment 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.

Editorial objective

International journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment promotes research and scholarly activity  that examines the role of building and construction  to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment (for example, an infrastructure project – from earthquakes, flooding  and climate change to terrorist attacks) and reflects construction’s ongoing responsibility toward built environment’s users. Accordingly, the journal is designed for researchers and academics, policy makers and other professionals working with, or who anticipate having, disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction responsibilities, and who wish to improve their working knowledge of both theory and practice

Editorial criteria

The journal focuses on basic and applied research, practical developments, case studies, editorials, book reviews, information on forthcoming events in the field, and field reports. In keeping with the journal’s international scope, articles are particularly welcome with details of: overall leadership in research, education, planning, design and implementation for infrastructure renewal and reconstruction projects in developing countries; and, details of innovative and socially responsible projects inspired via internal synergies that lead to rapid development and improved quality of life.

Topicality

International journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment helps to communicate new practical ideas, applications and development details of education and training, and thus build capacity for self-sufficiency. The journal reports research that assists capacity-building for reconstruction, renewal and development of sustainable infrastructure, supports proactive and fruitful collaborations and networking among various stakeholders, and helps develop appropriate policy development and plans for implementation. Regular special issues on a range of multidisciplinary subjects keeps readers abreast of topical subjects.

Key Benefits

  • An encouraged journal of the CIB.
  • The leading journal contributing to the body of knowledge on disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction within the context of the built environment
  • The only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of the built environment community in anticipating or responding to natural and human induced events that damage or destroy the built environment
  • The only journal that develops the skills and knowledge of the built environment professions and strengthens their capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster preparedness, rehabilitation and reconstruction to mitigate the effects of disasters nationally and internationally

This multidisciplinary journal is published under the guidance of an expert international board and presents fully refereed papers on practice and progress in the field. Internationally distinguished contributors will regularly address major topics of relevance to bring subscribers independent, expert and practical information, and will enjoy an influential role in the field. The journal is internationally acknowledged and established, and is formally encouraged by the CIB for its relevance and link with industry and academia.

Coverage

Coverage is international and includes (but 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
  • Social impact of reconstruction.

Doctoral Thesis Abstracts

The journal is able to publish doctoral thesis abstracts from researchers in the fields of disaster resilience and management. If you would like to submit a doctoral thesis abstract based on your recently completed studies, please fill out the template here and email your submission to Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga (d.amaratunga@hud.ac.uk).

Key Journal Audiences

Researchers and academics, policy makers and students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), will benefit from the journal. In addition, the journal is designed for professionals working with, or who anticipate having, disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction responsibilities, and who wish to improve their working knowledge of both theory and practice. These professionals may be working with or for local and national government agencies, relief agencies, private sector companies, public sector agencies, UN organisations, national and international aid agencies, civil and military services, and insurance appraisers and investigators.

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • British Library
  • Construction and Building Abstracts
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
  • ICONDA - The International Construction Database
  • INSPEC
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • ABI INFORM Global (ProQuest)
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Scopus

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