School districts in California face financial challenges hindering the ability of districts to maintain existing buildings. To manage resources in such difficult times, prioritization of school rehabilitation projects is needed. Existing prioritization techniques are based on the subjective judgment of the decision-makers and their manual interpretation and manipulation of data collected by their subordinates. These practices lack a structured analysis of available information and usually lead to irrational conclusions. The purpose of this research work is to develop a computer assisted decision support system for the rehabilitation of school projects. The proposed system provides a tool to help school officials allocate funds in a structured manner that assures fair distribution between projects. The system performs its task using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and applies industry knowledge to improve the quality of its generated output. To demonstrate the use and capabilities of the proposed system, a case study involving twelve schools is presented.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Engineering, Civil engineering|
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