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Volume 162, 2018The 3rd International Conference on Buildings, Construction and Environmental Engineering, BCEE3-2017
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Section||Building Materials Engineering and Construction Management|
|Published online||07 May 2018|
Cost optimization for public school building projects during design stage using value engineering
Building and Construction Engineering Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.
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During the past ten years, various systems of building components have been applied in public school projects in Iraq, with no systematic method used for selection and evaluation, but only based on the designer’s experience. This paper displays evaluation and selection techniques based on value engineering methodology to find the optimal cost for school building projects in Iraq during design stage. The most important criteria for performance, constructability and sustainability criteria, which based on the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design used in this assessment were obtained from a survey of 49 professional designers and consultants, adoption of the Super Decisions Software Program, which uses analytical hierarchy process (AHP) for determining the relative importance of the main criteria and sub-criteria, that allows the decision-makers to evaluate the suitable alternatives of design for the external wall system in Iraq’s school buildings was built.
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