New Ideas and Techniques within Decision Aid

  • Martin Rogers
  • Michael Bruen
  • Lucien-Yves Maystre


A decision model strives to represent reality in a rational, logical, coherent and purposeful way. Its primary purpose, in the context of civil and environmental engineering, is to predict the consequences of proposed infrastructure projects. The output from the model can then be used to influence the opinions and decisions of the relevant actors. It is a tool used by the decision-makers to help achieve common set of agreed goals and objectives. It can thus be termed a construct. The model (or construct) in question may be the property of an individual, a group of individuals, a wider community such as the inhabitants of a major city or the general scientific community.


Decision Support Preference Relationship Ordinal Scale ELECTRE Model Environmental Criterion 
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  • Martin Rogers
  • Michael Bruen
  • Lucien-Yves Maystre

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