An assessment framework based on social perspectives and Analytic Hierarchy Process: A case study on sustainability in the Japanese concrete industry

Michael Henry, Yoshitaka Kato

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Abstract

This research introduces a framework for assessing concrete sustainability which is based upon the concept that technology is defined by stakeholders' perspectives and which applied Analytic Hierarchy Process to translate these perspectives into quantifiable assessment values. A survey was conducted to identify important criteria, and several "design scenarios" were introduced which represent different value systems by varying criteria importance. Concrete materials with varying environmental impact were then assessed to observe the effect of different value systems and material properties, and it was found that the concrete with better properties was generally selected as most sustainable regardless of the design scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-316
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

Keywords

  • Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Concrete
  • Construction
  • Sociology of technology
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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