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Multi-criteria evaluation model for selection of architectural consultants

Cheung, Franco K.T., Kuen, Judy L.F., & Skitmore, Martin (2002) Multi-criteria evaluation model for selection of architectural consultants. Construction Management and Economics, 20(7), pp. 569-580.

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Abstract

The selection of a competent architect is vital to the success of a development. Like many developed countries in the world, developers in Hong Kong select architect based on a set of criteria. Although price is not the only consideration in the process, decisions rely heavily on subjective judgement. By conducting a questionnaire survey, this research identified the common criteria for selection and their relative importance to an objective selection. This involved the use of an evaluation method called the analytical hierarchy process (AHP). Survey data from projects with similar characteristics was used to compute the criteria weights. Multi-criteria models for 7 out of 27 categories of project were built with reference to the computed weights derived from survey. In addition, a computer programme named as "Architectural Consultant Selection System" (ACSS) was designed to illustrate a logical approach for the evaluation of prospective consultant architects based on the constructed models.

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ID Code: 4130
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: selection criteria, analytical hierarchy process, consultant architect
DOI: 10.1080/01446190210159818
ISSN: 1466-433X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Construction Management and Economics 20(7):pp. 569-580.
Deposited On: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:35

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