Edmundas Kazimieras ZAVADSKAS, Zenonas TURSKIS,
Robertas VOLVAČIOVAS, Simona KILDIENE
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
Saulètekio Ave. 11, Vilnius, LT-10223, Lithuania
Abstract: Construction is a sector that accepts innovations slowly. Selection of effective technological systems in construction is a complex multi-criteria task. Many decision-makers refuse innovations once faced with similar difficulties. The article presents an original approach towards a development of multi-criteria assessment and ranking technique for alternatives of technology in construction. The problem was solved using different well-known MCDM methods ELECTRE IV and MULTIMOORA. Three hybrid methods SWARA-TOPSIS, SWARA-ELECTRE III, SWARA-VIKOR were used to solve the same problem. Priority of considered alternatives was determined based on the average of alternatives performance rank. The article presents a practical case study on evaluation of different alternatives for public buildings refurbishment using typical and novel thermal insulation technologies for facades. Research results demonstrate that novel facades thermal insulation alternatives for facades have a higher performance level than commonly used ones.
Keywords: MCDM, model, ELECTRE IV, MULTIMOORA, SWARA-TOPSIS, SWARA-ELECTRE III, SWARA-VIKOR, facades, thermal insulation.
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Edmundas Kazimieras ZAVADSKAS, Zenonas TURSKIS, Robertas VOLVACIOVAS, Simona KILDIENE, Multi-criteria Assessment Model of Technologies, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 22 (4), pp. 249-258, 2013.