Analytic network process applied to project selection

Eddie W.L. Cheng, Heng Li

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Abstract

Owing to the complexity of a construction project, the analytic network process (ANP) is helpful to deal with interdependent relationships within a multicriteria decision-making model. This paper demonstrates an example to illustrate how to empirically prioritize a set of projects by using a five-level project selection model. A questionnaire was filled by a group of construction professionals of a medium-sized local developer and scores were computed for prioritizing the potential projects. The paper is relevant to both industry practitioners and researchers. Industry practitioners may adopt the weighted criteria for direct project selection or apply the ANP method to prioritize their own set of selection criteria. Researchers may rely on this paper as a point of departure for exploring other uses of ANP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-466
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Volume131
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Construction management
  • Decision making
  • Management methods
  • Project selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management

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