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TitleA study on the composition of construction logistics costs
 
AuthorsFang, Y
Ng, TST
 
KeywordsConstruction logistics
Precast component
Activity-based costing
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
 
CitationThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (COBRA 2010), Paris, France, 2-3 September 2010. In Proceedings of the RICS COBRA 2010 Conference, 2010, p. 1-9 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractWith the advancement of construction technologies and materials, more and more processes are conducted off site. The advantages of using prefabricated components are widely documented, which include a lower project cost, better quality control, faster assembly on site, and lesser waste. However, extensive use of off-site fabrication demands for a higher management control on the logistics process. Failing to do so may result in multi-handling and delays which could compound the time and cost pressure of a construction project. In this paper, the construction logistics process which captures the movement of precast concrete components from the prefabrication yard to the construction site is introduced. The respective logistics costs are identified based on the activity-based costing approach. This paper should help managers and planners to increase their understanding on construction logistics activities and their corresponding costs so as to increase their bid competitiveness and/or improve the chance of success at the construction stage by minimising the construction logistics costs.
 
ISBN978-1-84219-619-9
 
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dc.contributor.authorNg, TST
 
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T14:38:30Z
 
dc.date.available2011-08-26T14:38:30Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractWith the advancement of construction technologies and materials, more and more processes are conducted off site. The advantages of using prefabricated components are widely documented, which include a lower project cost, better quality control, faster assembly on site, and lesser waste. However, extensive use of off-site fabrication demands for a higher management control on the logistics process. Failing to do so may result in multi-handling and delays which could compound the time and cost pressure of a construction project. In this paper, the construction logistics process which captures the movement of precast concrete components from the prefabrication yard to the construction site is introduced. The respective logistics costs are identified based on the activity-based costing approach. This paper should help managers and planners to increase their understanding on construction logistics activities and their corresponding costs so as to increase their bid competitiveness and/or improve the chance of success at the construction stage by minimising the construction logistics costs.
 
dc.description.otherThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (COBRA 2010), Paris, France, 2-3 September 2010. In Proceedings of the RICS COBRA 2010 Conference, 2010, p. 1-9
 
dc.identifier.citationThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (COBRA 2010), Paris, France, 2-3 September 2010. In Proceedings of the RICS COBRA 2010 Conference, 2010, p. 1-9 [How to Cite?]
 
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dc.subjectConstruction logistics
 
dc.subjectPrecast component
 
dc.subjectActivity-based costing
 
dc.titleA study on the composition of construction logistics costs
 
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