Assisting Self-Managing Rebuilding Owners in New Zealand to Rebuild their Homes: Lessons for New Zealand from the 2009 Victoria Bush Fire Recovery
After a disaster, many people are faced with damage to their properties, and a need to rebuild their homes. In Christchurch a significant number of people will be rebuilding their homes or building new homes on recently purchased land. There are many ways in which a person can approach a building project including: - employ a volume builder, architect, builder or project manager to manage the whole building process (design through to completion) or substantial parts of the project; - decide to self-manage the building project stages whilst employing different professionals for the different stages of the building; - if they are particularly skilled, with the correct qualifications, such as being a Licensed Building Practitioner, they could manage and build the property themselves. - choose to undertake the work themselves through applying for an Owner-Builder exemption. This bulletin focusses on those people who choose to self-manage the building project stages whilst employing different professionals for the different stages of the building. For this report, these people are termed “self-managing rebuilding owners”. The bulletin draws on lessons from five years of research tracking the rebuilding of Marysville and Kinglake in Victoria following the bush-fires of February 2009.
SubjectsField of Research::12 - Built Environment and Design::1202 - Building::120201 - Building Construction Management and Project Planning
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