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Implementation of MCA Method for Identification of Factors for Conceptual Cost Estimation of Residential Buildings

Published Online: 21 May 2013
Volume & Issue: Volume 8 (2013) - Issue 1 (June 2013)
Page range: 25 - 34
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1338-7278
ISSN
1338-7278
First Published
29 Mar 2013
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Conceptual cost estimation is important for construction projects. Either underestimation or overestimation of building raising cost may lead to failure of a project. In the paper authors present application of a multicriteria comparative analysis (MCA) in order to select factors influencing residential building raising cost. The aim of the analysis is to indicate key factors useful in conceptual cost estimation in the early design stage. Key factors are being investigated on basis of the elementary information about the function, form and structure of the building, and primary assumptions of technological and organizational solutions applied in construction process. The mentioned factors are considered as variables of the model which aim is to make possible conceptual cost estimation fast and with satisfying accuracy. The whole analysis included three steps: preliminary research, choice of a set of potential variables and reduction of this set to select the final set of variables. Multicriteria comparative analysis is applied in problem solution. Performed analysis allowed to select group of factors, defined well enough at the conceptual stage of the design process, to be used as a describing variables of the model.

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