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Decision Making Through the Fuzzy TOPSIS Method:Contractor Selection in Construction Projects


  • A Oben Sabuncuoglu

    (Fen Bilimleri Enstitusu, Istanbul Ticaret Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye)

  • Ali Gorener

    (Isletme Fakultesi, Istanbul Ticaret Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye)


Construction contractors have a great role in terms of operation work properly in construction project management. An effective contractor selection is most important to the success of any construction projects. Contractor selection is a multi criteria decision making problem which includes qualitative and quantitative characteristics. For the contractor selection problem, this study proposes a combined decision approach, which employs analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and Fuzzy Technique Ordered Preference by Similarity to the Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) methods. In the proposed approach, AHP is used to determine the weights of selection criteria, and Fuzzy TOPSIS is used to select appropriate contractor alternative. Additionally, a real case study in construction industry is presented to illustrate the application of the proposed approach. Key Words: Construction Projects, Contractor, Fuzzy Decision Making, AHP, TOPSIS

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  • A Oben Sabuncuoglu & Ali Gorener, 2016. "Decision Making Through the Fuzzy TOPSIS Method:Contractor Selection in Construction Projects," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 5(2), pages 71-82, Special I.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:5:y:2016:i:2:p:71-82

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