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Review of application of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) in construction

Published on Mar 26, 2018in The international journal of construction management
· DOI :10.1080/15623599.2018.1452098
Amos Darko12
Estimated H-index: 12
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Albert P.C. Chan40
Estimated H-index: 40
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
+ 3 AuthorsDavid J. Edwards27
Estimated H-index: 27
(BCU: Birmingham City University)
ABSTRACTThe analytic hierarchy process (AHP) has gained increasing attention in construction management (CM) domain as a technique to analyse complex situations and make sound decisions. However, AHP per se or its potential applications on CM problems are ill-defined within extant literature. The present paper reviews 77 AHP-based papers published in eight selected peer-reviewed CM journals from 2004 to 2014 to better define and delineate AHP application areas and decision-making problems solved within CM. The findings indicated that risk management and sustainable construction were the most popular AHP application areas in CM. It was also revealed that AHP (1) is flexible and can be used as a stand-alone tool or in conjunction with other tools to resolve construction decision-making problems; and (2) is widely used in Asia. In addition, the most prominent justifications for using AHP were found to be small sample size, high level of consistency, simplicity and availability of user-friendly software. This...
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Xian Zheng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Tongji University),
Yun Le14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Tongji University)
+ 2 AuthorsYongkui Li7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Tongji University)
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Published on Nov 1, 2015
Tony Cheng-Kui Huang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(CCU: National Chung Cheng University),
Yen-Liang Chen29
Estimated H-index: 29
(NCU: National Central University),
Ting-Hao Chang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NCU: National Central University)
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Estimated H-index: 6
Iris D. Tommelein28
Estimated H-index: 28
Glenn Ballard35
Estimated H-index: 35
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 37
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Estimated H-index: 6
Luís Miguel D. F. Ferreira6
Estimated H-index: 6
Alexander A. Kharlamov2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 2
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
Nora El-Gohary12
Estimated H-index: 12
(NCSA: National Center for Supercomputing Applications)
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Daniel Jato-Espino6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UC: University of Cantabria),
Elena Castillo-López3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsJuan Carlos Canteras-Jordana1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UC: University of Cantabria)
Abstract Construction is an area of study wherein making decisions adequately can mean the difference between success and failure. Moreover, most of the activities belonging to this sector involve taking into account a large number of conflicting aspects, which hinder their management as a whole. Multi-criteria decision making analysis arose to model complex problems like these. This paper reviews the application of 22 different methods belonging to this discipline in various areas of the constr...
Jincheol Lee2
Estimated H-index: 2
Tuncer B. Edil39
Estimated H-index: 39
+ 1 AuthorsJames M. Tinjum11
Estimated H-index: 11
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Estimated H-index: 25
(NTUST: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology),
Anh-Duc Pham11
Estimated H-index: 11
(NTUST: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology),
Hsin Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NTUST: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
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Estimated H-index: 4
(Durham University),
Videgla Sekpe2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Omaha Public Power District)
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 17
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Engineering and Technology),
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Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Engineering and Technology)
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