PARTNER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PROBLEM FOR CONSTRUCTION
|Volume||JASETD Volume 2 Issue 1 2017|
|Authors||MUSUMBA1* G. W * & WARIO2, R.
|Article Type||Research article|
|First Published||June 2017 |
A team of contractors with varied specializations collaborate in construction projects. Each
member's performance determines the success of these projects. These collaborations'
competitiveness can be jeopardized if indications of how partners perform are not determinable.
This is attributable to stepwise nature of human evaluations. Few research works have
investigated techniques for evaluating contractors’ performance. This study defined partners
performance evaluation problem (PaPEP) in the construction sector as a multi attribute
represented in a hierarchical structure. Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) a Multi-Criteria
Decision Making (MCDM) algorithm was designed and used by different project consultants to
evaluate the performance of partners to implement a mechanical engineering works for a
building. Six case study groups were used to verify the results. PaPEP is a MCDM problem,
solvable using AHP. Using AHP, it has been shown how evaluation preference and consensus
can be attained if a group decision-evaluation process is used in the PaPEP. It can be stated that
AHP can be incorporated in the design and development of new techniques for the PaPEP for
construction projects. AHP algorithm can be used when evaluators' judgements is precise.