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Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Road Asset management: User Manual
  • Publication no: AP-T84-07
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-09-8
  • Published: 22 May 2007
This manual provides guidance for the application of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) as a decision support tool in road asset management. AHP is a multi-criteria analysis technique that allows trade-off between objectives with different measurement units. With AHP, the user can rank or prioritise a number of options according to their performance in achieving the objectives or assessment criteria. Within the report, the steps involved in applying AHP for the following road asset management activities are demonstrated by examples including; ranking maintenance intervention criteria; allocating budget across the different assets; and trading-off maintenance intervention criteria across assets to meet budget limits.
  • AP-T84/07 Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Road Asset Management: User Manual
  • 1. SCOPE AND STRUCTURE OF THE USER MANUAL
    • 1.1. Scope
    • 1.2. Structure
  • 2. INTRODUCTION TO AHP
    • 2.2. Determine Criteria Weights
    • 2.3. Determining the Scores of Options
    • 2.4. Synthesis
    • 2.5. Group Judgements
  • Structure a Decision Hierarchy
  • 3. APPLYING AHP IN SETTING ROUGHNESS INTERVENTION LEVELS USING QUANTITATIVE PERFORMANCE MEASURES
    • 3.1. AHP Decision Hierarchy
    • 3.2. Determine Criteria Weights
    • 3.3. Determining Option Scores against Each Criterion
    • 3.4. Synthesis
  • 4. APPLYING AHP IN SETTING LINE-MARKING RETRO-REFLECTIVITY INTERVENTION LEVELS USING RATING SCALES
    • 4.1. AHP Decision Hierarchy
    • 4.2. Determine Criteria Weights
    • 4.3. Determine Option Scores against Each Criterion
    • 4.4. Synthesis
  • 5. APPLYING AHP IN ALLOCATING A CONSTRAINED BUDGET AMONG ASSET GROUPS
    • 5.1. Determining the Priorities of Asset Groups
    • 5.2. Budget Allocations
  • 6. APPLICATION OF AHP IN TRADING-OFF INTERVENTION CRITERIA ACROSS ASSETS TO MEET BUDGET
    • 6.1. Determine Priorities of Asset Items
    • 6.2. Determine Priorities of Intervention Criteria for Each Asset Item
    • 6.3. Determine Weighted Priorities of Asset Items for the Different LOS
    • 6.4. Trade-Off Analysis and Optimising Budget Allocations
  • 7. CONSISTENCY OF JUDGEMENTS
    • 7.1. Checking Consistency of Judgements
    • 7.2. Improving the Consistency of Judgements
  • 8. SENSITIVITY TESTING
  • REFERENCES