A risk-sensitive markup decision model

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dc.contributor.author Awwad, Rita
dc.contributor.author Ioannou, Photios
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-09T10:29:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-09T10:29:33Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5624
dc.description.abstract Construction risk can be associated with different factors such as the size and complexity of the project, the experience of the contractor with similar type of work, unexpected weather conditions, unexpected ground conditions, or even unanticipated market changes. Failure to estimate the uncertainties that accompany a specific project often leads to a delayed project with cost overruns and compromised quality. Therefore, when bidding on a certain project, a contractor has to consider the possibility and the magnitude of construction risks involved, and then decide on its optimum markup accordingly. Cost uncertainty is not only an issue at the conceptual phase of a project but continues even into the construction phase. In addition to the uncertainty in the final project cost, the attitude of the contractor towards risk taking is of equal or even more importance in choosing the optimum markup and the resulting bid price for a project. This paper uses established principles of decision analysis and utility theory to develop a risk-sensitive bidding model that aims at determining the contractor's optimal markup value for a project given his risk attitude and his uncertainty about the final project cost. A sensitivity analysis is then conducted through a numerical example to illustrate the effect of risk aversion and cost variance on the optimum markup for the competitive low bid method en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ASCE en_US
dc.title A risk-sensitive markup decision model en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199906210 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412329.021#sthash.Js8vJ0Na.dpuf en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Awwad, R., & Ioannou, P. (2012). A risk-sensitive markup decision model. In Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World (pp. 199-208). en_US
dc.author.email rita.awwad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date May 21-23, 2012 en_US
dc.conference.pages 199-208 en_US
dc.conference.place West Lafayette, Indiana, United States en_US
dc.conference.title Construction Research Congress 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784412329.021 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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