EnvironalPlanning: analytic network process model for environmentally conscious construction planning

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Conrad T C Wong

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Abstract

Although the construction pollution index has been put forward and proved to be an efficient approach to reducing or mitigating pollution level during the construction planning stage, the problem of how to select the best construction plan based on distinguishing the degree of its potential adverse environmental impacts is still a research task. This paper first reviews environmental issues and their characteristics in construction, which are critical factors in evaluating potential adverse impacts of a construction plan. These environmental characteristics are then used to structure two decision models for environmental-conscious construction planning by using an analytic network process (ANP), including a complicated model and a simplified model. The two ANP models are combined and called the EnvironalPlanning system, which is applied to evaluate potential adverse environmental impacts of alternative construction plans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-101
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Volume131
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • construction planning
  • environmental issues
  • pollution control
  • analytic network process (ANP)

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