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Title: Logistics Costs Evaluation in Building Construction Project
Authors: Amornsawadwatana, Sataporn 
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Source: Sataporn Amornsawadwatana (2005) Logistics Costs Evaluation in Building Construction Project. UTCC Engineering Research Papers.
Journal: UTCC Engineering Research Papers
Abstract: A building construction project is a kind of fixed position layout. Materials,equipments, resources must be moved to the working area to perform a particularactivity. For example, materials, welding machine, steel sheet, and workers must betransported to the area where a steel door installation is performed. In performing thistask, logistics costs can be estimated from loading, handling, and unloading activities.Moreover, a cost incurred from material handling equipment used in handlingmaterials or machines must be included in the logistics costs.At a particular construction project, hundreds of activities are performed to constructbuildings. Hence, several materials are required. Examples of these materials areprefabrication concrete, ready mixed concrete, steels, bricks, plastic tubes, paint, etc.Consequently, loading, transporting, unloading activities are performed frequently andcontribute significant cost to the construction project. Moreover, materials can bedamaged during loading, transportation, and unloading activities(Amornsawadwatana, 2004). These damages also generate loss to the project.Materials are ordered and delivered from suppliers. Generally, materials are deliveredin a large volume and require some space for stock. Hence, ordering and inventorycosts are incurred in the project.Objectives of this research are (i) to determine logistics cost structure in aconstruction project and (ii) to establish a systematic approach to evaluate thelogistics cost in construction project.In this research, the proposed methodology is implemented in the actual buildingconstruction case study.
ISSN: 1906-1625
Rights: This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.
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