Last week I attended the 2018 Construction Research Congress (CRC) in New Orleans. CRC is the first academic conference at which I have presented my research. I shared my paper titled “Community Participation in Post-Disaster Shelter Programs: Examining the Evolution of Participation in Planning, Design, and Construction,” which I co-wrote with my former colleague Aaron Opdyke and my two co-advisors Amy Javernick-Will and Abbie Liel. In the paper, which you can read here, we examined how households participated in various phases of shelter reconstruction in the Philippines and found that participation early in project timelines was critical for encouraging participation in later construction activities.
You can find a few photos from my trip on my photo gallery.
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