Analysing the congestion impact of deliveries schedule observation in urban construction sites

Abstract

In the context of urban construction logistics, this paper analyses the usage of delivery schedules, their observation and their impact on congestion. Logistics data were collected during 8 months on 4 construction sites in 4 European cities. Using qualitative and quantitative analyses, the authors expose the specificities of construction logistics and its impact in urban areas, in particular the impact of delivery time window scheduling on roads and site congestion. In conclusion, the authors propose solution leads that will be further explored in the framework of a European project, among others the use of Construction Consolidation Centres in urban areas.