Multi-criteria decision making: AHP method applied for network bridge prioritization

Published in The Value of Structural Health Monitoring for the reliable Bridge Management at Zagreb, Crotia, 2017

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In bridge management systems, multi-objective decision-making has emerged as a decision support technique to integrate various technical information and stakeholder values. Different multicriteria decision making techniques and tools have been developed in the last three decades. This paper presents an overview of different approaches to multi-objective decision making at the object and network level, with the purpose of incorporating different aspects of bridge performance goals, which may vary according to technical, environmental, economic and social factors. The example of application of analytic hierarchy process (AHP), as one of the multi criteria decision making method, to a illustrative case study is presented in the paper.

Recommended citation: Allah Bukhsh Z., Stipanovic I., Klanker G., Hoj N.P., Imam B., Xenidis Y. (2017). Multi-criteriadecision making: AHP method applied for network bridge prioritization, Proceedings of the Joint COST TU1402 - COST TU1406 - IABSE WC1 Workshop 2nd-3rd March 2017, Zagreb