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Industrial network design by improving construction logistics

Industrial network design by improving construction logistics
Industrial network design by improving construction logistics
Implementing an industrial network in the construction industry can be achieved by changing construction management activities directly on the construction site within the design and operation phase. Construction logistics plays a crucial role here, in particular on the downstream side where waste has to be efficiently collected, separated, sorted and, finally, transported from site to different waste management options. The objective of this paper is to introduce an approach for efficient construction logistics that can ensure successful implementation of an industrial network in the construction industry from the point of view of on-site materials management within the logistics of disposal. Two construction projects in Germany were investigated and it was found that the total number of material streams separated directly on site in each project could be increased from 1 to 7 and from 1 to 19 different fractions. The study also revealed that the reuse and recycling rate could be increased to over 75% in both projects and the total costs of construction logistics could also be reduced. It was thus possible to increase material resource efficiency on the downstream side for both construction projects – by 43% in project I and by 68% in project II.
1747-6526
82-94
Tischer, A.
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Tischer, A., den Boer, E., Williams, I.D. and Curran, A. (2014) Industrial network design by improving construction logistics. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management, 167 (WR2), 82-94. (doi:10.1680/warm.13.00025).

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Implementing an industrial network in the construction industry can be achieved by changing construction management activities directly on the construction site within the design and operation phase. Construction logistics plays a crucial role here, in particular on the downstream side where waste has to be efficiently collected, separated, sorted and, finally, transported from site to different waste management options. The objective of this paper is to introduce an approach for efficient construction logistics that can ensure successful implementation of an industrial network in the construction industry from the point of view of on-site materials management within the logistics of disposal. Two construction projects in Germany were investigated and it was found that the total number of material streams separated directly on site in each project could be increased from 1 to 7 and from 1 to 19 different fractions. The study also revealed that the reuse and recycling rate could be increased to over 75% in both projects and the total costs of construction logistics could also be reduced. It was thus possible to increase material resource efficiency on the downstream side for both construction projects – by 43% in project I and by 68% in project II.

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Published date: 25 March 2014
Organisations: Centre for Environmental Science

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Local EPrints ID: 370289
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/370289
ISSN: 1747-6526
PURE UUID: f75e70ce-a15a-4a92-8fe8-4d16685ffa8c
ORCID for I.D. Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-1219

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Date deposited: 28 Oct 2014 12:26
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:56

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Author: A. Tischer
Author: E. den Boer
Author: I.D. Williams ORCID iD
Author: A. Curran

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