Evaluating IT Applications for Innovative Construction Management

Zhen Chen, Chin Wang Kong, Heng Li, Qian Xu

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The construction management has been under pressure to reduce operating costs and to improve productivity using innovative information technologe (IT) solutions conformed to structural characteristics, site conditions and past experiences. Given the growing emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency in construction projects, there is an imminent need to develop a formal procedure to select the best IT application for each proposed construction project and research and development (R&D) project. As there are numerous factors that have to be considered in selecting appropriate IT 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. In this paper, an Analytic Network Process (ANP) model is conducted for the selection of appropriate IT application for innovative construction management prior to construction or research. The paper concludes that the ANP is a viable and capable tool for conducting IT application selection in multicriteria decision-making environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering , ICCCBE , 10 , 2004.06.02-04 , Weimar , Bauhaus-Universität
PublisherAngewandte Informatik: Sonstiges
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2004
International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE, Weimar 10. 2004
- Weimar, Germany
Duration: 2 Jun 20044 Jun 2004


International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE, Weimar 10. 2004
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications


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