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dc.contributor.advisorSemaan, Nabilen_US
dc.contributor.authorGeorges, Marie Belleen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 65-68)en_US
dc.description.abstractAn engineering design consultant plays a significant role in the altogether performance and success of a construction project. Therefore, selecting the appropriate and best fit engineering consulting firm should be one of the priorities of an owner. In order to assist owners in making the right decision, staying away from the lowest bid selection practice, a Qualifications based selection (QBS) approach is proposed and explored. This approach is based on a process that simplifies the selection of the best qualified firm for a precise project, followed by a negotiated contract. This research study’s aim is to integrate the QBS approach along with numerous multicriteria decision making methods to generate a simplified step-by-step decision-making technique that could be easily adapted and used by owners in the construction industry to facilitate the selection of an engineering consulting firm. Weighted Decision Matrix (WDM), technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS), Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), and Sensitivity Analysis were applied and integrated in the decision-making models in order to analyze and select the highest ranked firm. The technique has been applied to a case study incorporating three projects, and the results of the analysis indicate flexibility and impartiality in the application of this tool which is a prodigious advantage in the assessment and analysis in order to achieve the goal by making the adequate decision.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Marie Belle Georgesen_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (ix, 68 pages) : ill., tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subjectEngineering Consulting Firms, Qualifications-based selection, Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Methods (MCDM), Negotiated Contract, Weighted Decision Matrix (WDM), Technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS), Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), Sensitivity Analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision makingen_US
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial engineeringen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Balamand--Dissertationsen_US
dc.titleSelection of engineering consulting firms using multi criteria decision making methodsen_US
dc.contributor.corporateUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Engineering Managementen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Engineering Managementen_US
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