Applying a new systematic fuzzy FMEA technique for risk management in light steel frame systems

Yeganeh, Ali, Heravi, Moein Younesi, Razavian, Behnam, Behzadian Moghadam, Kourosh ORCID: and Shariatmadar, Hashem (2021) Applying a new systematic fuzzy FMEA technique for risk management in light steel frame systems. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering. ISSN 1346-7581

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Light Steel Frame (LSF) system is mainly used for construction of short and intermediate-height buildings in developed countries whereas considerable heed is not given to it in developing countries. Unfamiliarity to LSF risks is one of the main reasons for this averseness so risk management can remedy this challenge and develop application of the LSF. Hence, this paper investigates the risk management of LSF system considering design, construction and operation phase. Three main steps entailing risk identification, assessment and responding using fuzzy Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) technique are suggested for risk management implementation and for validation of responses, a novel index with respect to weighted combination of project quality, time and cost are calculated. The methodology is demonstrated on a pilot study in a developing country. By using interview, 29 significant risks are extracted in design, construction and operation and then evaluated by proposed fuzzy method. Results showed that the share of the risks in these steps are 21%, 31% and 48% respectively. The results revealed that the risks in the construction and operation phases are higher than those in the design phase. The results also show that involving safety as a project object in the risk management process could eventuate acceptable results.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1080/13467581.2021.1971994
Keywords: Fuzzy FMEA; Light Steel Frame system; Project Life Cycle; Risk classification; Risk identification; Risk management; Risk response strategy
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
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Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian Moghadam
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 13:20
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 10:00

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