Multiple-criteria evaluation for value management in civil engineering

Monica Sánchez, Francesc Prats, Núria Agell, Gaizka Ormazabal

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This paper presents a fuzzy set-based approach for representing and synthesizing information about the different kinds of variables involved in the evaluation of a project's value. The variables considered can be quantitative crisp or fuzzy as well as qualitative ordinal. The information is given either by a single expert or by a team of experts. The proposed methodology for summarizing and normalizing values aims at contributing to decision-making analysis in the context of multiple-criteria evaluation and group decision making. The conditions that the aggregation function to be used must satisfy are also discussed. The weighted sum is characterized under quite restrictive assumptions, presenting a theorem based on Cauchy's functional equation. The aggregation function proposed is the weighted sum, with weights computed by a well-known analytic hierarchy process. A design is given of a fuzzy system for evaluating a project's value in the context of construction in civil engineering.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)131-137
Nombre de pàgines7
RevistaJournal of Management in Engineering
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de jul. 2005
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