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An Analysis of Quality Liability Insurance for Prefabricated Components Using Evolutionary Game Theory

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posted on 2021-07-12, 00:00 authored by Yan Liu, Chenyao Lv, Hong Xian LiHong Xian Li, George LiGeorge Li, Zhen Lei, Yingbo Ji
Managing quality risks of prefabricated components is one of the challenges for prefabricated construction. The Quality Liability Insurance for Prefabricated Components (QLIPC) is an effective approach to transfer such risks; however, limited research has been conducted regarding the development of QLIPC. This study introduces an Evolutionary Game Theory (EGT)-based approach incorporating decisions from both the government and insurance companies. In the EGT model, a payoff matrix under disparate strategies is constructed, and the evolutionary stable strategies (ESS) are deduced. The simulation calculation is then carried out by MATLAB using sample virtual data to demonstrate the analysis. The results show that the government should act as the game promoter because the QLIPC can reduce governance cost and has significant social benefits. This research contributes a theoretical framework to analyze the QLIPC development using the EGT theory, and it could help the government to make long-term strategies for developing the QLIPC market.



Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering


Canadian Science Publishing


Ottawa, Ont.







Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal