Management performance assessment: A method of analytic network process
The construction industry is considered risky as labor and machinery intense environment interacts with accelerating and overlapping activities. This situation would result in high number of accidents and fatalities. High number of accidents and fatalities lead to additional cost and delay on all stakeholders including public agencies, project owners, development companies, consultants and construction companies. Identifying hazards and quantifying their impacts on construction safety are crucial for planning, budgeting, and management purposes. Safety hazards ranking is a complex process as these hazards are interconnected. There is a gap in the literature to study the interconnections of these hazards along with their frequency of occurrences. To cover this gap, frequency adjusted importance index and ANP (Analytic Network Process) tool was jointly utilized to capture the interconnections and their frequencies based on the results from a survey distributed to construction professionals. The main contribution of this paper to the existing knowledge is to identify and prioritize potential hazards in construction sector by considering their interconnections along with their frequency level of occurrences This is the first study in the literature to combine frequency adjusted importance index and ANP tool together. After literature review, 42 hazards in 14 categories were identified. These factors were asked to be rated and linked to each other by the survey respondents worldwide. 106 responses were received, analyzed, and ranked considering interconnections. The results from importance index was used as the base for pair-wise comparison for the ANP model. Based on the results from the model, recommendations to industry professionals are provided and presented. 2019, Success Culture Press. All rights reserved.
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