Construction transport has a severe environmental impact. Address the environmental problems requires that the complexity of construction, including the many different actors and their goals, is captured. A paper by Anna Fredriksson and Maria Huge-Brodin aims to propose a new conceptual model for construction logistics systems to advance the transition to more environmentally friendly construction …
Construction traffic, garbage, and other deliveries could be run on water in Swedish large cities. But market mechanisms, regulations, technology, problems with quays and old habits stand in the way. This is shown by a pre-study carried out within the Swedish Transport Administration’s industry program Sustainable Shipping, which Lighthouse runs. “The threshold is high for …
The construction industry is reluctant to utilize construction logistics centers (CLC). Mats Janne and Anna Fredriksson’s study focused on understanding the drivers and challenges of CLC utilization. There is a difference between drivers and challenges for implementing and utilizing CLCs, often implemented to reduce third-party disturbances. CLCs can reduce environmental impact and third-party disturbances. However, …
The temporariness of construction supply chains, in combination with the multiplicity of stakeholders complicates the organization of construction logistics. The problem for cities today is not the construction materials’ transports as such, it is how to ensure accessibility and mobility for stakeholders during the construction time.
The Construction Playbook (by Transport for London) sets out key policies and guidance for how public works projects and programs are assessed, procured, and delivered. The Construction Playbook captures commercial best practices and specific sector reforms outlining the government’s expectations of how contracting authorities and suppliers, including the supply chain, should engage with each other.
Urban construction projects are essential in reducing the housing deficit of the latest urbanization trend. As such, construction projects contribute to more attractive, sustainable, and economically viable urban areas once they are finished. However, construction work and construction material flow activities cause severe negative impacts on the surrounding community during the construction process.
In recent years, several quay walls have collapsed in Amsterdam (NL). The state of the quays is so problematic that an orthodox approach is no longer sufficient. Amsterdam has more than 600 kilometers of public quay wall, of which 200 kilometers are in poor condition. Of those 200 kilometers, 50 kilometers is very bad.
Construction logistics account for 35% of urban freight traffic and emissions in cities. With the growth in construction projects and the plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, better coordination of construction logistics for city development is necessary. TUDelft student Tom Tesselaar wrote his thesis about designing a construction logistics control tower for city development.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators that aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.
The port of Amsterdam is in close connection with the city. Large quantities of goods are transported to and from the port by water on a daily basis. The livability and accessibility of the city are decreasing. That is why it is smart to transport goods such as construction materials over the canals.