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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6078490, 12 pages
Research Article

Evaluating the Efficiency of Industrialization Process in Prefabricated Residential Buildings Using a Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision-Making Method

1School of Management, Department of Construction Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, 92 Xidazhi Avenue, Harbin, China
2Research Institute of Construction Management, School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 92 Xidazhi Avenue, Harbin, China
3School of Civil Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, 26 Hexing Road, Harbin, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Huakang Liang

Received 17 May 2017; Revised 27 July 2017; Accepted 20 August 2017; Published 26 September 2017

Academic Editor: Juan C. Leyva

Copyright © 2017 Huakang Liang 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.


To alleviate the housing pressure and achieve a sustainable society, prefabricated residential building (PRB) has witnessed rapid growth in recent years. The usage of prefabricated components in the building represents a significant indicator that is traditionally used to differentiate the PRB from the traditional building. However, it cannot provide details on the efficiency of the industrialization process in the PRB. The main goal of this paper is to develop a composite index to measure the multidimensional concept of industrialization efficiency. Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (fuzzy AHP) and fuzzy Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (fuzzy TOPSIS) are applied to combine the hierarchical structure of indicators into one overall index. Finally, the industrialization efficiency assessment of three PRBs is chosen as a case to illustrate the effectiveness of the method. It can effectively quantify experts’ linguistic expressions on the performance of the PRB in different established indicators. This research can provide a decision support tool to assess and continuously promote the improvement of industrialization production in the housing industry.