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Building Damage and Business Continuity Management in the Event of Natural Hazards: Case Study of the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka

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  • Chandana Dinesh Parape

    () (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 615-8540, Japan)

  • Chinthaka Premachandra

    () (Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, 102-0073, Japan)

  • Masayuki Tamura

    () (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 615-8540, Japan)

  • Abdul Bari

    () (Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka)

  • Ranjith Disanayake

    () (Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka)

  • Duminda Welikanna

    () (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 615-8540, Japan)

  • Shengye Jin

    () (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 615-8540, Japan)

  • Masami Sugiura

    () (Asia Disaster Reduction Center, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, 651-0073, Japan)

Abstract

The Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami event on the 26 December 2004 has provided a unique and valuable opportunity to evaluate the performance of various structures, facilities and lifeline systems during the tsunami wave attacks. There are especial ly meaningful observations concerning the structural changes due to the tsunami forces, which open up a wide area of research to develop the mitigation procedure. The business restoration process of business companies in terms of buildings, facilities and lifelines have shown greater research interest. In this study, we investigate d the restoration process of business sectors in East and S outh coastal region in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami . A field survey was conducted in East and S outh coast of Sri Lanka, in order to study the affecting parameters to damage assessment in the restoration process of the business companies. T he results of the questionnaire-based field survey are then compared with the statistical analysis results . Finally, the factors affecting the restoration process after the tsunami are identified. As a main conclusion, financial support could be the most important reason for delay s in restoration. Moreover, i t has been observed that the tsunami inundation level of higher than one meter may have had more effect concerning the damage to the structures and requires additional time for restoration than other areas .

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  • Chandana Dinesh Parape & Chinthaka Premachandra & Masayuki Tamura & Abdul Bari & Ranjith Disanayake & Duminda Welikanna & Shengye Jin & Masami Sugiura, 2013. "Building Damage and Business Continuity Management in the Event of Natural Hazards: Case Study of the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(2), pages 1-22, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:5:y:2013:i:2:p:456-477:d:23281
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    Keywords

    BCM; BPM; tsunami; building damage; Sri Lanka; restoration;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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