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Conference Paper: A study on the composition of construction logistics costs

TitleA study on the composition of construction logistics costs
Authors
KeywordsConstruction logistics
Precast component
Activity-based costing
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Citation
The 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?
Abstract
With 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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138021
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dc.contributor.authorFang, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, TSTen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T14:38:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-26T14:38:30Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
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. 1-9en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-84219-619-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138021-
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.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the RICS COBRA 2010 Conferenceen_US
dc.subjectConstruction logisticsen_US
dc.subjectPrecast componenten_US
dc.subjectActivity-based costingen_US
dc.titleA study on the composition of construction logistics costsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=978-1-84219-619-9&volume=&spage=1&epage=9&date=2010&atitle=A+study+on+the+composition+of+construction+logistics+costsen_US
dc.identifier.emailNg, TST: tstng@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityNg, TST=rp00158en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros191930en_US
dc.identifier.spage1en_US
dc.identifier.epage9en_US
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-

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