The Assessment of Demolition Plans using AHP/ANP Approaches

Zhen Chen, Arham B. Abdullah, Chimay Anumba, Heng Li

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This paper presents a comparison study of two multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques, including the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and the analytic network process (ANP), for evaluating demolition plans. Two MCDM models for demolition plans assessment are introduced using AHP and ANP based on the same criteria of evaluation. Experimental case study is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of using AHP and ANP models to support decision-making in demolition planning. It is concluded that both AHP and ANP are viable and capable tools for demolition plans evaluation; although ANP has its ability to measure relationship among evaluation criteria and their sub-criteria, which is normally ignored in AHP, the comparison result indicates that the conclusion that whether the ANP can provide a more accurate result should be examined in further research.
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 pages5
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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  • demolition planning
  • analytic hierarchy process
  • analytic network process


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