Linguistic Analysis of Risk in Project Planningby Roozbeh Kangari, (M.ASCE), Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,
Moataz Bakheet, (M.ASCE), Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,
Abstract: Construction risk analysis models are mainly based on quantitative techniques which require numerical data. However, in many cases, the available information related to uncertainty factors in a construction project is not numerical. Rather this information is expressed as words or phrases in a natural language. These words or phrases are termed linguistic variables and can be provided by practitioners in the construction industry. This paper attempts to establish the basic feasibility of using linguistics in construction risk analysis by fuzzy set theory.
Subject Headings: Risk management | Data processing | Information management | Project management | Construction methods | Quantitative analysis | Model analysis
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