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Information priority-setting for better resource allocation using analytic hierarchy process (AHP)

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Abstract:

Focuses on the use of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to prioritize different forms of information. Identification of the key information may help better allocation of resources for a construction project. Various forms of information and their associated activities may critically affect the project, which have to be carefully dealt with for enhancing the project performance. Essentially, when some of these forms of information have to be produced and managed by more sophisticated information technology, the more we know about their importance level, the better we could allocate our investment in the construction project. In general, this study reveals that managerial information is equally as important as technical information. This implies that an overall information system should incorporate the technologies and techniques for generating and maintaining both types of information.

Keywords: Analytical Hierarchy Process; Construction Management; Information Systems; Technology

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/09685220110388827

Publication date: 2001-05-09

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