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A fuzzy approach for evaluating the iterated implementation of innovation in construction

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posted on 30.08.2017, 15:14 by Ibrahim A. Motawa, Andrew Price, William D. Sher
A fundamental challenge of implementing construction innovations is the planning and control of work. Most innovative projects do not fulfil their time and/or cost. Evaluation of innovation performance is not often simulated within existing innova­tion process models. Such an evaluation enables managers to accept new processes/products or iterate the implementation process to achieve satisfactory performance. This paper introduces a conceptual model that deals with the effectiveness of the in­novation implementation phase. This model adopts the Dependency Structure Ma­trix (DSM) tool to simulate the iterated implementation of an innovation. The model uses influence information, and managerial and technological performance to control and simulate the implementation of innovations by their nature of experimentation, iteration and refinement. The paper presents a fuzzy logic approach to identify the required classification of interdependencies among iterated tasks within the DSM. Analysis of the model resulted in the implementation of innovations being programmed more effectively.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Volume

1

Issue

(2)

Pages

. 105 - 118

Citation

MOTAWA, I., PRICE, A. and SHER, W., 2003. A fuzzy approach for evaluating the iterated implementation of innovation in construction. International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 1 (2), pp.105-118.

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© Millpress

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Publication date

2003

ISSN

1570-7822

eISSN

1570-7830

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en

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