Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology (PICMET)
Data envelopment analysis, Construction projects -- Evaluation, Construction contracts -- Oregon -- Analysis
This paper explores the use of Data Envelopment Analysis as a tool to evaluate the efficiency of building construction projects in Oregon where the inputs, including, "reported information" available prior to pricing and contractor selection is imprecise or at least, cannot be entirely or accurately captured by exogenous measures. This work builds on prior work in the field that evaluated missing, imprecise or non-existent information in DEA models and has broad application to the service sector of the economy where information is the prime input in the system.
Williams, G. H. and Anderson, T. Use of DEA to Evaluate Non-linear and Imprecise Information in Construction Contractor Performance, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, OR, 2003.