There are many inefficiencies in the construction process leading to significant failure costs and low-profit margins. The bundling of resources and capacities has been found essential, especially in inner cities where space is limited and the livability of the city needs to be taken into account. There is a need to manage the logistics of …
The largest waste types in construction projects are surplus rock, stone fractions and other construction- and demolition waste, with a large potential for reuse and recycling. In order to fulfill national and international goals of 70 % material recovery from construction and demolition projects, it is necessary to facilitate adequate management of these waste flows.
Cycling along the wide paths bordering the clean streets of Rotterdam (NL) on an average day, one can feel the dynamism and the energy of the city that has started a new day. While life goes on as always, many things happen throughout the city that almost go unnoticed.
To achieve a more climate-friendly future practical steps need to be taken in the development and construction of cities. C40 Cities partnered with Arup and the University of Leeds to publish Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions, a report highlighting key opportunities to reduce construction emissions.
Three specialized, independent research companies – Climate Neutral Group, CE Delft and SGS Search – have researched and calculated the CO2 emissions during the full life-cycle of ten pieces of equipment representative of the portfolio of European Rental Association (ERA) members.
Although a construction logistics solution is necessary for dealing with the demands in many large urban development projects, there is a lack of research on governance mechanisms for construction logistics solutions. The purpose of a new paper by Mats Janné and Anna Fredriksson is to analyze the initiation and utilization of a construction logistics centre …
Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been hailed as a revolutionary technology and information management process that facilitates collaboration and more efficient design and construction processes through innovative 3D modeling software, open access to information and multidisciplinary integration.
The recently started JPI Urban Europe MIMIC project wants to demonstrate how smart governance concepts can be used as an aid in the construction and city planning processes to facilitate and support logistics to, from and on urban construction sites. The aim is to improve mobility and reduce congestion within cities and thereby reduce the negative …
In an interview with Lovisa Westblom, project coordinator of the JPI Urban Europe funded project CIVIC, JPI’s Klara Broms Seving discussed the importance of understanding all stakeholders’ visions and perspectives to increase sustainability in urban construction projects.
It is challenging to design and operate construction sites within space-constrained urban areas. Urban construction sites are often located in close proximity to public streets and roads with a high traffic volume, and a high share of vulnerable road users.