EnvironalPlanning: an analytical network process model for environmentally conscious construction planning
Chen, Z. and Li, H. (2005) EnvironalPlanning: an analytical network process model for environmentally conscious construction planning. Journal of Construction Management and Engineering, 131 (1). pp. 92-101. ISSN 1943-7862
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2005)131:1(92)
Although the construction pollution index has been put forward and proved to be an efficient approach to reducing or mitigating pollution level during the construction planning stage, the problem of how to select the best construction plan based on distinguishing the degree of its potential adverse environmental impacts is still a research task. This paper first reviews environmental issues and their characteristics in construction, which are critical factors in evaluating potential adverse impacts of a construction plan. These environmental characteristics are then used to structure two decision models for environmental-conscious construction planning by using an analytic network process (ANP), including a complicated model and a simplified model. The two ANP models are combined and called the EnvironalPlanning system, which is applied to evaluate potential adverse environmental impacts of alternative construction plans.