Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preliminary bidding model using analytic hierarchy process and genetic algorithms
by Liu, Xiaoyu, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 139; 10116162
Abstract (Summary)

A bidding process is one of the main activities of construction project management. For general contractors, the chance of awarding projects in a bidding process directly relies on the success of selecting the best subcontractor. Therefore, an effective and accurate method of choosing subcontractors affect directly on the profit earned by the general contractors. Traditionally, a general contractor makes selection decision based on its managers’ subjective opinion regarding subcontractors’ price quotations. This approach in selecting subcontractors may result in low efficiency and quality of work. This thesis presents an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method considering the weight of each factor when a subcontractor is valued. The Genetic Algorithm method is on the basis of AHP for dealing with the subcontractor selection to establish a subcontractor value rating system. A real project example is explained and evaluated to demonstrate the feasibility of the method. This thesis is of value to general contractor with a regard to providing a tool for bidding process in the early stage of construction projects.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kim, Jin Lee
Commitee: Hong, Jin Gi, Nguyen, Tang Hung
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Civil Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Civil engineering, Industrial engineering
Keywords: Analytic hierarchy process, Bidding model, Construction management, Genetic algorithm
Publication Number: 10116162
ISBN: 978-1-339-77630-9
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