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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Practices Of Risk Evaluation In The Construction Industry Within Conflict Zones

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Bahaa Razia



Conflict zones, Construction industry, Restrictions, Risk management, Risk perception, Thinking process, Policies



This paper identifies risk factors and how these risks are perceived in the construction industry within conflict zones, where risks are inherently greater and different. This involves identifying risk variables and aspects that affect how stakeholders shape their perceptions and make informed decisions. The research began by examining stakeholders in the construction industry within conflict zones, using the case study of Palestine. A qualitative research was adopted to gain a better understanding of the situation, using two sets of semi-structured stakeholders interviews and a review of policy documentation. The interview findings were transcribed, translated and analysed. A range of risk variables was uncovered, including movement restrictions, limitations in the locations of construction and problems related to particular policies. The findings also confirmed the applicability of different theories and revealed other aspects that affect risk perception, particularly: cultural, social and psychometric, as well as the process of policy implementation and validation. The interviewees considered that inappropriate implementation of policies is the main cause of poor construction development, followed by restrictions in movement and poor land management. This implies that there are problems and a lack of understanding in dealing with risk perception in the construction industry within conflict zones.



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