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Almås, A-J, Lisø, K R, Hygen, H O, Øyen, C F and Thue, J V (2011) An approach to impact assessments of buildings in a changing climate. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 227–38.

Bruhns, H and Wyatt, P (2011) A data framework for measuring the energy consumption of the non-domestic building stock. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 26.

Candel, M, Karrbom Gustavsson, T and Eriksson, P (2021) Front-end value co-creation in housing development projects. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 245–60.

Daud, M N, Adnan, Y M, Mohd, I and Aziz, A A (2011) Developing a model for Malaysia's office classification. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 301–13.

Egbelakin, T K, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Ingham, J (2011) Challenges to successful seismic retrofit implementation: a socio-behavioural perspective. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 286–300.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building owners; decision-making; earthquake; public policy; risk perception; seismic retrofit; stakeholder behaviour
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2011.552264
  • Abstract:
    Seismic retrofit implementation has been a major challenge in many earthquake-prone cities. This paper examines why building owners are reluctant to adopt measures to reduce earthquake losses despite advancement in seismic design methods and the enactment of intervening legislative frameworks. A case study approach revealed the socio-behavioural barriers affecting seismic retrofit implementation. Significant barriers identified included the perception of earthquake risks, a lack of trust in seismic strengthening techniques and a lack of support for pro-social mitigation behaviours from public authorities. The findings suggest that a reappraisal of the policy implementation approach used by government agencies is required, and that greater attention should be given to seismic designs recommended by professionals and approved by regulatory authorities in order to earn building owners' trust regarding the efficacy of earthquake risk-reduction measures.

Foruzanmehr, A and Vellinga, M (2011) Vernacular architecture: questions of comfort and practicability. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 274–85.

Häkkinen, T and Belloni, K (2011) Barriers and drivers for sustainable building. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 239–55.

Lützkendorf, T and Lorenz, D (2011) Capturing sustainability-related information for property valuation. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 256–73.

Loosemore, M, Osborne, J and Higgon, D (2021) Affective, cognitive, behavioural and situational outcomes of social procurement: a case study of social value creation in a major facilities management firm. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 227–44.

Møller, J L, Kines, P, Dyreborg, J, Andersen, L L and Ajslev, J Z N (2021) The competences of successful safety and health coordinators in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 199–211.

Marques, N L, Bastian-Pinto, C d L and Brandão, L E T (2021) Crossing the Brownian Bridge: valuing infrastructure capacity expansion policies as real options. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 261–76.

Murakami, S, Kawakubo, S, Asami, Y, Ikaga, T, Yamaguchi, N and Kaburagi, S (2011) Development of a comprehensive city assessment tool: CASBEE-City. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 195–210.

Sandberg, R, Löwstedt, M and Räisänen, C (2021) Working in a loosely coupled system: exploring practices and implications of coupling work on construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 212–26.