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Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 140189, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/140189
Research Article

Comparison of Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS for Road Pavement Maintenance Prioritization: Methodological Exposition and Case Study

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Moi University, P.O. Box 3900, Eldoret 30100, Kenya

Received 30 April 2015; Revised 15 June 2015; Accepted 16 June 2015

Academic Editor: Samer Madanat

Copyright © 2015 Yashon O. Ouma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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