Identifying Community Expectations in Post-Disaster Reconstruction Projects

Demirci F. S., Okudan O., Işık Z.

8th International Project and Construction Management Conference (IPCMC2024), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 08 June 2024, pp.312-321

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-321
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The concept of Build Back Better has recently been widely used in the design and execution of post-disaster reconstruction projects. The build back better is the resilient-oriented approach that aims to enhance the resilience of communities to a level that is even higher than the predisaster term. In contrast to traditional approaches that are based only on the rapid replacement of damaged structural environments, the build back better approach also enhances the societal, economic, and environmental wellness of the communities. To achieve this, community expectations lie at the center of the build back better approach. Accordingly, this approach dictates that communities' expectations should be identified properly and postdisaster reconstruction projects should be designed and executed in a way that can satisfy these expectations. Although a plethora of studies related to post-disaster reconstruction projects were conducted in the literature, the community expectations in these projects are often neglected. To bridge this gap, this study aims to identify the community expectations in postdisaster reconstruction projects. Initially, an in-depth literature review was conducted to identify community expectations that are proposed by existing studies. Lastly, a questionnaire survey, DEMATEL method, and consistency analysis were conducted respectively to identify the weights of the identified expectations.