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User perception of mobile homes for shelter relief center as a respond for flood disaster preparedness

Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Zen, Ismawi and Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi and Tukiman, Izawati and Abdullah, Che Zulkhairi and Abd. Samad, Nur Amirah and Husin Aljazri, Abdullah (2015) User perception of mobile homes for shelter relief center as a respond for flood disaster preparedness. In: 4th International Conference on Universal Design in the Built Environment 2015, 23 - 24 Nov 2015, Putrajaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research focuses on the effectiveness of proposed mobile homes for the flood relief center provision. The great flood that occurred in Malaysia has revealed a lack of recognition and safety procedures in handling and locating victims including people with disabilities and the elderly. Most of the emergency shelter was identified non universal and inaccessible. The research gaps identified on existing facilities are lacking in privacy, safety and security. The methods of data collection will acquire the primary data which will be obtained from interviews, observation, video recordings and questionnaire. Secondary data will be obtained from literature, internet and other related agencies. Data will be analysed in order to identify the level of user perception, acceptance of users and relevance of using caravans and mobile homes for shelter relief centre in Malaysia. This paper on design of mobile homes will conclude that the design should be efficient, provide privacy for the users, easily constructed, transported by road, air and boat and ready-made to cater the needs of victims during flood disaster.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Additional Information: 3061/48639
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2545.A1 Architecture and people with disabilities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 09:17
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 09:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48639

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