Comparing Performances of Machine Learning Techniques to Forecast Dispute Resolutions


Ayhan M., Dikmen Toker İ., Birgönül M. T.

TEKNIK DERGI/TECHNICAL JOURNAL OF TURKISH CHAMBER OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, vol.33, no.5, pp.12577-12600, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)

Abstract

This paper compares classification performances of machine learning (ML) techniques for forecasting dispute resolutions in construction projects, thereby mitigating the impacts of potential disputes. Findings revealed that resolution cost and duration, contractor type, dispute source, and occurrence of changes were the most influential factors on dispute resolution method (DRM) preferences. The promising accuracy of the majority voting classifier (89.44%) indicates that the proposed model can provide decision-support in identification of potential resolutions. Decision-makers can avoid unsatisfactory processes using these forecasts. This paper demonstrated the effectiveness of ML techniques in classification of DRMs, and the proposed prediction model outperformed previous studies.