Evaluation of the Project Overhead Costs in Iraqi Construction Industry using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP)

  • Sawsan M. Rashed College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
  • Salman A. M. Al-Dhaheri College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
Keywords: project Overhead, Costs, FAHP, Construction Industry


This research investigated the importance and priorities of the project overhead costs in Iraq via a questionnaire using the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process technique (FAHP). Using this technique is very important in the uncertain circumstances as in our country. The researcher reached to frame an equation through the results of the priorities of weights include the percentages of each of the main items of the project overhead costs. The researcher tested this equation by applying it to one of the completed projects and the results showed suitability for the application. The percentages of the (salaries, grants, and incentives) and (fieldwork requirements) in equation represent approximately two-thirds of project overhead costs. So the contractors should deal with the project overhead costs carefully during estimate the bid.