Project Selection and Control

  • Oleg I. Larichev
  • David L. Olson


We have seen a number of instances of selection of an alternative from a small number of alternatives. In this chapter we will look at two applications of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to this type of decision problem. The first application used AHP in a control problem for a pipeline project (Dey, et al., 1994, 1996, 1998). We will discuss different multicriteria pipeline applications further in Chapter 7. The second AHP application involved water planning and development projects (Srinivasa Raju and Pillai, 1999a, 1999b). AHP has been applied to many decision problems in business, as discussed in Chapter 2. It has been applied to other public works policy decisions as well, notably Hämäläinen (1988, 1990, 1991) who developed a decision support system for Finnish leaders to study tradeoffs in electrical generation alternatives.


Analytic Hierarchy Process Work Package Pairwise Comparison Matrix Project Selection Pairwise Comparison Matrice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg I. Larichev
    • 1
  • David L. Olson
    • 2
  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityUSA

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