A Model for Optimizing the Selection of Project Delivery Systems Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
Date of Award
Master of Science
Civil and Construction Engineering
Dr. Osama Abudayyeh
Dr. L. Jawahar Nesan
Dr. Steve Butt
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The project delivery systems applicable to the construction industry in the U.S. consist of different approaches. This study focuses on three main approaches, (1) Design-Bid-Build (DBB), (2) Design-Build (DB), and (3) Construction Management (CM). Since each construction project is unique, selecting the right project delivery system is a tough decision.
This study develops a decision making system, based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), for selecting the best delivery system for a given construction project. AHP is a decision making mathematical model developed by Thomas L. Saaty and consists of a hierarchical structure. It analyzes several alternatives for a given problem and develops priorities in ratio scales.
This thesis highlights the different applications of AHP. It also discusses the automation of AHP decision generations, using the decision support software program, Expert Choice. Finally, the thesis discusses a model that was developed to choose the best delivery system using AHP and Expert Choice.
De Silva, Arosha, "A Model for Optimizing the Selection of Project Delivery Systems Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)" (2002). Masters Theses. 3996.