This report describes the community involved in technology, organisation, and economics of the construction industry. The community includes mainly academics gathered around KILiW PAN, the Polish Academy of Sciences Section for Civil Engineering Projects. The results have been obtained based on the survey conducted in the period of 2007-2010. Some financial issues are presented here which influence the scope of the research underway and the didactic process. Some of the issues presented here comprise the subject matters of research, postgraduate studies, academic degrees, as well as publications and international cooperation. Conclusions were presented in the form of suggestions in the field of research and teaching
Oleg Kaplinski, Friedel Peldschus, Joanicjusz Nazarko, Arturas Kaklauskas and Romualdas Baušys
The article presents a description of scientific achievements concerning Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) methods attained as part of the cooperation between scientific centres of Lithuania, Germany and Poland with a special emphasis on the input by Professor Edmundas K. Zavadskas and his scientific school. The cooperation, which commenced in 1986, focused on “Colloquia” — the systematic, international scientific seminars. The article aimed to summarise and popularise the achievement of these “Colloquia” in the area of MCDM as well as spotlight the outstanding theoretical and application significance of accomplishments by Prof. Zavadskas. Also, the work presents the most recent MCDM methods developed by Prof. Zavadskas that improve the accuracy of calculations and extend the area of their application.