Construction is a highly traditional industry that resists change, so its take-up of the past decades' advancements in supply chain management, optimization theory, and software system design has been accordingly slow. With disruption imminent, it becomes all the more necessary to carefully synthesize an approach to building modern construction technology that includes unhoused populations into the decision making process because of the tightly woven relationship between construction supply chains and informal housing settlements. With the ongoing student-led Sustainability, Education, and Arts Development (SEAD) Village project as a backdrop, we thus analyze the landscape of supply chain capitalism in construction and urge a conception of value that can consider the effects of supply chains on informal populations, going on to specify several components of an intelligent decision support system to achieve our aim. As the SEAD project continues over the next few years, this critique and system design forms the basis for further exploration of these issues.




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