Multi-objective optimization for conflict resolution in construction projects

Changjun Lee, Seung Heon Han, Woosik Jang, Wooyong Jung

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Abstract

In construction projects, the different interests and objects of stakeholders can result in increased occurrences of conflict, which can bring negative effects or even project termination. In particular, understanding the causes and finding a solution get more difficult because of the larger and more complex projects. Thus, quantitative research should be conducted to find conflict alternatives. This study aims to find optimal alternative combinations for conflict resolution in public projects. To understand level of conflict and effect of conflict alternatives, the survey was conducted in three points of view: 1) economic; 2) social; and 3) environmental. After survey, the optimization process consists of two steps. First, weights of conflict factors are estimated through regression analysis. Second, multi-object functions which are each economic impact, social impact, environmental impact are optimized. For multi-objective optimization, optimal alternative combinations could be deducted and results present how alternatives affect to conflict level. Although there are some limitations, this result is significant in that it has found an optimal alternative considering three impacts in order to select a combination of alternatives for conflict resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
Subtitle of host publicationResilient Structures and Sustainable Construction
EditorsJose M. Adam, Eugenio Pellicer, Siamak Yazdani, Amarjit Singh, Victor Yepes
PublisherISEC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780996043748
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction, ISEC 2017 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2017 Jul 242017 Jul 29

Publication series

NameISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction

Other

Other9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction, ISEC 2017
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period17/7/2417/7/29

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Lee, C., Han, S. H., Jang, W., & Jung, W. (2017). Multi-objective optimization for conflict resolution in construction projects. In J. M. Adam, E. Pellicer, S. Yazdani, A. Singh, & V. Yepes (Eds.), ISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction (ISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction). ISEC Press.