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Industry 4.0, Disaster Risk Management and Infrastructure Resilience: A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Analysis

School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Buildings 2021, 11(9), 411; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11090411
Received: 13 August 2021 / Revised: 9 September 2021 / Accepted: 11 September 2021 / Published: 16 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cities and Infrastructure)
The fourth industrial era, known as ‘Industry 4.0’ (I4.0), aided and abetted by the digital revolution, has attracted increasing attention among scholars and practitioners in the last decade. The adoption of I4.0 principles in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) research and associated industry practices is particularly notable, although its origins, impacts and potential are not well understood. In response to this knowledge gap, this paper conducts a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis of the application and contribution of I4.0 in DRM. The systematic literature review identified 144 relevant articles and then employed descriptive and content analysis of a focused set of 70 articles published between 2011 and 2021. The results of this review trace the growing trend for adoption of I4.0 tools and techniques in disaster management, and in parallel their influence in resilient infrastructure and digital construction fields. The results are used to identify six dominant clusters of research activity: big data analytics, Internet of Things, prefabrication and modularization, robotics and cyber-physical systems. The research in each cluster is then mapped to the priorities of the Sendai framework for DRR, highlighting the ways it can support this international agenda. Finally, this paper identifies gaps within the literature and discusses possible future research directions for the combination of I4.0 and DRM. View Full-Text
Keywords: Industry 4.0; disaster risk management; resilient infrastructure; Sendai framework; prefabrication and modularization; big data analytics; Internet of Things; bibliometric analysis; systematic literature review Industry 4.0; disaster risk management; resilient infrastructure; Sendai framework; prefabrication and modularization; big data analytics; Internet of Things; bibliometric analysis; systematic literature review
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Habibi Rad, M.; Mojtahedi, M.; Ostwald, M.J. Industry 4.0, Disaster Risk Management and Infrastructure Resilience: A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Analysis. Buildings 2021, 11, 411. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11090411

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Habibi Rad, Mahyar, Mohammad Mojtahedi, and Michael J. Ostwald. 2021. "Industry 4.0, Disaster Risk Management and Infrastructure Resilience: A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Analysis" Buildings 11, no. 9: 411. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11090411

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