Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/63192
Title: Multi-criteria decision analysis in building maintainability using analytical hierarchy process
Authors: Das, S.
Chew, M.Y.L. 
Poh, K.L. 
Keywords: Analytical hierarchy process
Building maintainability
Commercial property
Decision analysis
Facilities management
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Das, S., Chew, M.Y.L., Poh, K.L. (2010). Multi-criteria decision analysis in building maintainability using analytical hierarchy process. Construction Management and Economics 28 (10) : 1043-1056. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A building maintainability (BM) approach is the only plausible solution to balance a decreasing budget and increasing standards of modern commercial buildings. There is no decision-analysis framework for BM management while many objective and subjective parameters add to its complexity and hinder direct comparison of various building systems contributing to overall BM. A model was developed to compare nine major building systems, namely: basement, facade, wet area, roof, sanitary plumbing, HVAC, elevator, electrical and fire protection system. Analytical hierarchy process was chosen to address complex BM parameters. From a questionnaire survey and face-to-face interviews with 37 experts in facilities management, BM was found to depend on technical viability of services and business profile controlled by building height and location respectively. For various location-height combinations, individual sets of priorities were derived for each building system and the results were supported logically. HVAC was the highest contributor to BM followed by elevator and facade. The proposed generic method can be directly applied to both new and existing commercial buildings in Singapore and extended to other building types or climate. This precise but simple platform for multi-criteria decision analysis promises higher BM and economic returns for any commercial property. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Construction Management and Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/63192
ISSN: 01446193
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

16
checked on May 18, 2018

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

12
checked on May 22, 2018

Page view(s)

145
checked on Sep 14, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.