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Paper w78-1999-2487:
Metagame analysis for determining construction methods

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Kaneta T, Furusaka S

Metagame analysis for determining construction methods

Abstract:This paper deals with the use of metagame analysis to help resolve conflicting factors affecting the choice of a reinforced concrete structural system. The most suitable construction method in a project varies in accordance with several factors, but may be limited to: overall construction cost, construction duration, quality of construction and effect of environmental issues. A computer program was developed as a tool to analyse the decision making process using an Analytical Hierarchy Process and is used to decipher different preferences based on prioritised objectives. The specific focus in this paper is resolving to choose pre-cast concrete in comparison to cast-in-place technology in a project operated by a firm including an owner, an architect and a construction manager. The results derived from the metagame analysis shows that the priority afforded to the various factors affecting a particular choice of building system is dependent upon the preference given to these factors and this necessarily will have an effect the manner in which the conflicting objectives are resolved.


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Class:class.impact (0.012728) class.analysis (0.011531) class.economic (0.009055)
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