This software product supports the application of ASTM's AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) standard practice (E 1765) for performing multiattribute decision analysis to evaluate buildings and building systems. It includes a comprehensive list of building-related attributes (developed by ASTM Subcommittee E06.25 and E06.81) in a glossary from which users can select attributes of interest when evaluating their building decision.
The model-building feature allows the user to "slice" away those attributes not wanted to create a model of remaining attributes that best represent the user’s unique problem. Any attributes important to the user, whether or not they are included in the building-related attribute glossary, can be added to the model structure.
The accompanying manual covers:
AHP in Building-Related
Typical Applications of the Software
Unique Features of the Building-Related AHP Software Package
Glossary of Attributes for Evaluating Office Buildings
Case Illustration of Software Application to Choosing Office Building.
System Requirements: IBM or IBM compatible PC (preferable 486-25SX or above); hard disk storage of at least 10 MB; Windows 3.1 or later; VGA Color Monitor; printer; mouse (optional); MS-DOS compatible DOS version 5.0 or later
Note—the Program is based on and incorporates Expert Choice(c) Software. The Analytical Hierachy Process is the source of the underlying mathematical theory for the Program; such technology is included in the Program under license from Expert Choice, Inc. The program is protected by U.S. Patent No. 4613946.
Software to Support ASTM E 1765: Standard Practice for Applying Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Multiattribute Decision Analysis of Investments Related to Buildings and Building Systems