Knowledge-driven ANP approach to vendors evaluation for sustainable construction

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Andrew Ross, Malik M.A. Khalfan, Stephen C.W. Kong

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This paper presents a multicriteria decision-making approach to evaluate contractor candidates in the open competition of construction project procurement by means of a knowledge-framed analytic network process (KANP), which embeds a construction knowledge framework into a formal analytic network process procedure. An applied KANP model named KANP.BID is set up and used in an experimental case study. The paper concludes that the KANP.BID model is a viable and capable tool for selecting the most appropriate tender alternative under criteria of sustainable construction. It is expected that the proposed KANP.BID model can attract interest from both practitioners and researchers in terms of further research and development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)928-941
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2008


  • Bids
  • Construction management
  • Decision making
  • Evaluation
  • Procurement
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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