This paper introduces a decision-making method on design alternatives to select the best designg alternative for construction projects. The new method is developed by combining the Conjunctive and Analytic Hierarchy Process methods with group decision-making methods to eliminate unacceptable alternatives and measure Utility of Designed Quality and Utility of Costs of the acceptable designalternatives for Incremental [Utility of Designed Quality]-[Utility of Costs] Analysis. A case study for the Mekong Bridge in Cambodia done to validate applicability of the developed method is also briefly presented in this paper.
This paper introduces a conceptual framework to comprehend project-level organization for PRC privately financed infrastructure projects. The framework is composed of three dimensions: ownership (residual claims on positive income), risk (residual responsibility for negative income), and control (effective authority and ability to influence decisions). For each dimension, subjective values are assigned based on organizational structures, as well as timing, priorities, and abilities of project sponsors. Application of the framework to actual projects shows a range of organizational structures, and indicates that, within the macroboundaries of economy, law and administration, project-level organization strongly influences incentives and governance for public and private sponsors, and ultimately project performance.