Revista de la construcción
versão ISSN 0718-915X
PRADENA, M e VALENZUELA, M. Project management applied to the infrastructure rehabilitation at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile, following an m8.8 Earthquake. Revista de la Construcción [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.3, pp. 29-40. ISSN 0718-915X. doi: 10.4067/S0718-915X2011000300004.
Although the buildings of the Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) stood up well structurally to the effects of the earthquake on 27 February 2010 in Concepción, Chile, diverse damage was generated in their non-structural elements. Due to the large number of university buildings (over 100 on the Concepción Campus alone) and the need to start classes on 5 April, numerous simultaneous repair projects were generated. These were done within the national post-earthquake context and the specific context of the UdeC. The objective of the present article is to determine the applicability of Project Management in the particular case of the UdeC infrastructure rehabilitation projects. Project Management was found to be not only applicable in this case but also absolutely necessary in order to achieve the objectives of the projects.
Palavras-chave : Project Management; Earthquake; Massive Repair Projects.