Evaluating ICT Applications for Innovative Construction Engineering & Management

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Stephen C.W. Kong, Jacky K.H. Chung

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This paper presents an Analytic Network Process (ANP) model for the selection of appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) application for innovative practice in construction engineering and management prior to construction or research. As there are numerous factors that have to be considered in selecting appropriate ICT in a given situation, decision-makers need to have multicriteria decision-making ability. To enable them to make the most appropriate decision in any situation, it is important that effective tools incorporating multicriteria decision-making techniques are available. The ANP model has been set up based on seven clusters, including ICT solution alternatives, Egan improvement targets, Supply chain management and partnering, Risk and value management, Technical innovation, Academic responses to industry challenges, and Project characters. The paper concludes that the ANP model is a capable tool for conducting ICT application selection in multicriteria decision-making environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulticriteria Decision-Making for the Sustainable Built Environment in the Proceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
EditorsZhen Chen
Place of PublicationREADING, Berkshire
PublisherThe University of Reading
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7049-1209-0
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
EventProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM - READING, Berkshire, READING, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Mar 2006 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityREADING, Berkshire
Period15/03/06 → …
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  • information and communication technologies
  • construction
  • decision-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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