Urban Freight: What about construction logistics?

Abstract
This paper aims to improve the knowledge and understanding of urban freight distribution related to the
construction sector. The contribution highlights the specificities of the chain which supplies construction sites in
urban areas as compared to other, well studied, supply chains such as retail, HoReCa (hotels-restaurants-cafes)
and home deliveries. The paper also tries to identify the barriers against and the triggers towards a more sustainable
urban freight transport for the construction sector. In conclusion, experiences from the ongoing CIVITAS Horizon
2020 project “SUCCESS”, aiming at identifying the costs and benefits associated with the introduction of a number
of optimization strategies, including but not limited to Construction Consolidation Centres, are used to identify
potential ways to make urban construction logistics more sustainable.