Using Artificial Neural Network for Selecting Type of Subcontractor Relationships in Construction Project
Keywords:main contractor, subcontractor, long-term relationship, short-term relationship, artificial neural network
Since some subcontractors could perform their professional skills faster and less expensive, many main contractors have adapted those companies to help their construction works and gained more profits. After the relationship between main contractor and subcontractor was consistently developed by many construction projects, main contractors would be willing to define a potential subcontractor who could ensure a good productivity in the future. Previously, main contractors were experienced by wrong selection of subcontractor in relationship development. Thus, it could cause some controversies between main contractor and subcontractor and hinder benefits with a right subcontractor for a long run business. To minimize the problem of main contractor, this paper used an artificial neural network as a tool for determining the subcontractor in relationship development. As the result, the artificial neural network provided higher accuracy in training and validating data and it could give main contractor more confident in decision making for selecting type of subcontractor relationships.
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