The 5th i-Rec Conference & Workshop is intended to supply a platform for academics, practitioners, government and civil society organizations to exchange ideas and expertise gained through different strategies of design and technology for long-standing disaster risk reduction. The conference is designed around a series of vibrant workshops and seminars, incorporating an amalgamation of formal and informal presentations. The 5th i-Rec Conference & Workshop will discuss the vital issues related to reconstruction, architecture, project management and construction management, urban planning, development studies, engineering and construction. The conference will address a range of themes such as, Participatory approaches for design and building in a rural context, Participatory approaches for design and building in an urban context, Innovative design and technologies for post-disaster reconstruction, Sustainability of interventions from a long-term perspective, Design and planning approaches for recovery and rehabilitation of towns and cities and Securing cultural heritage during post-disaster reconstruction.
The 5th i-Rec Conference & Workshop 2010 is intended for both academics and practitioners in the fields of: Reconstruction, Architecture, Project Management and construction management, Non-governmental organisations, Community-based or grassroots organisations, Humanitarian aid and international development, Development studies, Engineering, Construction, and Law (procurement and contractual arrangements for international construction).