The purpose of this study is to examine the decision making process underlying the design and construction of these facilities, to determine whether the failures could have been prevented by appropriate design and construction principles and by effective use of hazard and vulnerability information in the planning of the project.

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Vermeiren, J.
Stichter, S.
Wason, A.
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Vermeiren, J. et al. (2004). Costs and Benefits of Hazard Mitigation for Building and Infrastructure Development: A case study in small island developing states.  

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