Multi-criteria decision analysis methods to support sustainable infrastructure construction
Paper in proceedings, 2019

The construction of infrastructure projects represents a large sustainability impact, both positive and negative. Increased positive and reduced negative impacts can be achieved through better design and planning of the construction. To make more sustainable choices, well‐defined predictive sustainability assessment methods are required. Multi‐criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a well-suited method for predictive sustainability assessment. This paper evaluates two MCDA methods for sustainability assessment of infrastructure construction and exemplifies their application with two case studies. The aim of this paper is to discuss if the methods are suitable for identifying the most sustainable alternative during the procurement process of an infrastructure project. It is recommended that MCDA methods are further developed to comply with the recently published EN standard on sustainability assessment of civil engineering works.

multi-criteria decision analysis

bridge

infrastructure

key performance criteria

life-cycle assessment

case study

planning

design

sustainability assessment

Author

Kristine Ek

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Alexandre Mathern

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Rasmus Rempling

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Lars Rosen

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Christina Claeson-Jonsson

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Petra Brinkhoff

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

IABSE Symposium Guimarães 2019 - Towards a Resilient Built Environment Risk and Asset Management

1084-1091

IABSE Symposium Guimarães 2019 - Towards a Resilient Built Environment Risk and Asset Management
Guimarães, Portugal,

Sustainable design and production planning

VINNOVA, 2017-11-01 -- 2020-02-29.

Swedish Transport Administration, 2017-11-01 -- 2020-05-29.

NCC AB, 2017-11-01 -- 2020-05-29.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Construction Management

Infrastructure Engineering

Environmental Management

Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology

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