Computer-aided decision-making in construction project development

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Ksia¸zek M. V., Nowak P. O., KIVRAK S., Rosłon J. H., Ustinovichius L.

Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol.21, no.2, pp.248-259, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3846/13923730.2014.996250
  • Journal Name: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-259
  • Keywords: investment variants, multi-criteria decision-making, construction projects, informatics tool, VERBAL ANALYSIS, MODEL, PERSPECTIVE, PERFORMANCE, BUSINESS, HERITAGE, RANKING
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2015 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press.One of the most difficult problems in construction is taking objective decisions. A decision-making process is very complicated and time consuming (due to the complex nature of construction projects). Many experts with extensive knowledge of construction industry take subjective decisions related to verbal methods of decision-making. Difficulties are related mostly to the creation of a set of relevant criteria, providing answers to the decision-maker's questions. A set of proper criteria and mathematical tools (such as computer calculation algorithms with multi-criteria analysis) could significantly improve objective decision-making. The paper presents ESORD - an informatics tool allowing to establish a hierarchy (ranking) of different types of solutions on the basis of mathematical calculation. The authors present a comparison of different methods used for multi-criteria decision-making.