Choosing Intelligent Elevator Control System by Using Analytic Hierarchy Process in High-Rise Buildings

  • Ali Özcan Nisantasi University
  • Uğur Orhan Karaköprü Nisantasi University
  • Erhan Yap Otis Elevator Co.
Keywords: Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Elevator Systems


In the last decades, improvements on the technology leads great improvements on the elevator sector and building sector. High-rise buildings have become more common and elevator systems have been improved relatively with the needs of the people who live or work in high-rise buildings. Finding the optimal intelligent elevator control system according to the needs of the building is not an easy problem to solve for the administration of the high-rise buildings. In this paper eight criteria have been determined by the decision-makers in high-rise buildings. The most important criteria has been determined as being able to call for the elevator by using specified cards which enables specialize the use of the elevators with the weight of 0,294 and the least important criteria has been determined as having an option for guidance of the elevators to the pre-determined floor in an emergency situation with the weight of 0,019. As alternativse, three different intelligent elevator control system have been determined and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method has been used to determine the weights of the criteria and to choose the optimal intelligent elevator control system alternative.