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The Index System for the Development Level Evaluation of Regional Construction Industrialization: a Case Study in Jiangsu, China

Version 1 : Received: 24 March 2017 / Approved: 24 March 2017 / Online: 24 March 2017 (11:21:31 CET)

How to cite: Liu, P.; Li, Q.; Song, L.; Jia, R. The Index System for the Development Level Evaluation of Regional Construction Industrialization: a Case Study in Jiangsu, China. Preprints 2017, 2017030189 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0189.v1). Liu, P.; Li, Q.; Song, L.; Jia, R. The Index System for the Development Level Evaluation of Regional Construction Industrialization: a Case Study in Jiangsu, China. Preprints 2017, 2017030189 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0189.v1).

Abstract

In recent years, there have been concerns raised about construction industrialization in
China, which have initiated a wave of policy change in both governmental and industrial
organizations in order to change the mode of conventional construction. However, the current
development level of regional construction industrialization (RCI) in China has not been
well-characterized. This study screened preliminary index systems in five dimensions: technical,
economic, sustainable, enterprise development and development environment. Based on the data
gathered from the questionnaire surveys and subsequently analyzed, twenty-two critical evaluation
indicators were identified. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was then employed to determine the
weighting of each indicator. The evaluation method of the development level was formulated on the
basis of the evaluation criteria. Jiangsu Province was used as an example in this study, with the
development level of this province being comprehensively examined using a combination of the
index system and evaluation method. The results show that Jiangsu has a relatively high RCI
development level. The data from analysis scores of five dimensions and twenty-two indicators
show that the index system is feasible, with evaluation results being consistent with actual practice.
These findings provide a good practical reference for making decisions about how best to guide the
development of RCI.

Subject Areas

construction industrialization; dimensions; index system; evaluation

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