Risk analysis of BOT contracts using soft computing

    Neda Shahrara Affiliation
    ; Tahir Çelik Affiliation
    ; Amir H. Gandomi Affiliation


Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contracts have been widely implemented in developing countries facing budget constraints. Analysing the expected variability in project viability requires extensive risk analysis. An objective analysis of various risk variables and their influence on a BOT project evaluation requires study and integration of many sce­narios into the concession terms, which is complicated and time-consuming. If the process of negotiating the financial parameters and uncertainties of a BOT project could be automated, this would be a milestone in objective decision-mak­ing from various stakeholders’ points of view. A soft computing model would let the user incorporate as many scenarios as could be provided. Extensive risk analysis could then be easily performed, leading to more accurate and dependable results. In this research, an artificial neural network model with correlation coefficient of 0.9064 has been used to model the relationship between important project parameters and risk variables. This information was extracted from sensitiv­ity analysis and Monte Carlo simulation results obtained from conventional spreadsheet data. The resulting consensus would yield to fair contractual agreements for both the government and the concession company.

First published online: 01 Jul 2016

Keyword : Build/Operate/Transfer, Monte Carlo simulation, risk analysis, artificial neural network, contracts

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Shahrara, N., Çelik, T., & Gandomi, A. H. (2017). Risk analysis of BOT contracts using soft computing. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 23(2), 232-240.
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