Multi-criteria decision making in civil engineering. Part II – applications

    Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas Affiliation
    ; Jurgita Antuchevičienė Affiliation
    ; Oleg Kaplinski Affiliation


The first part of the paper shortly presented developments of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods and general data about their use in civil engineering, i.e. distribution by years, countries, authors and journals (Zavadskas et al. 2015). The current part of the paper focuses on MCDM application areas and domains. Web of Science Category “Engineering Civil” in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection academic data base is searched for a topic of MCDM. Only articles and review document types are selected for a detailed survey. They are grouped by Research Areas as presented in Web of Science data base. The most numerous research areas as Construction Building Technology, Transportation, Water Resources and Engineering (other topics) are analysed in detail. Research domains and solved problems are described as well as applied MCDM methods are highlighted. A total of 114 articles are reviewed, showing a wide possibilities of applying MCDM methods for civil engineering problems.

Keyword : MCDM, civil engineering, Web of Science, construction building technology, transportation, water resources, operations research

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Zavadskas, E. K., Antuchevičienė, J., & Kaplinski, O. (2016). Multi-criteria decision making in civil engineering. Part II – applications. Engineering Structures and Technologies, 7(4), 151-167.
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