A Multiple Decision-Maker Model for Construction Material Supply Problem Based on Costs-Carbon Equilibrium

  • Rongwei Sun
  • Shuhua Hou
  • Rui QiuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1002)


The rapid  urbanization in China over the last decade has resulted in increased carbon emissions from the  construction materials  industry. Considering significant proportion of material purchase in total project costs and the massive amount of carbon emissions during construction material produce and transportation process, the material supplier selection has significant influence on the construction performance. This paper develops an multi-objective equilibrium strategy based bi-level programming model which fully reflects the conflicts between the construction company and the material suppliers and considers the trade-off between cost optimization and carbon emission reduction. An interactive solution approach with fuzzy random variables is designed. A practical case is given to demonstrates the efficiency of the formulated method.


Construction material supply Carbon emission reduction Equilibrium strategy Construction materials 



This research has been supported by the project of Research Center for System Sciences and Enterprise Development (Grant No. Xq18B02) and Sichuan University (Grant No. 2018hhf-45).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Uncertainty Decision-Making LaboratorySichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School for Environment and SustainabilityUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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