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Challenges of UK/Irish contractors regarding material management and logistics in confined site construction

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dc.contributor.author Spillane, John P.
dc.contributor.author Oyedele, Lukumon O.
dc.contributor.author von Meding, Jason K.
dc.contributor.author Konanahalli, Ashwini
dc.contributor.author Jaiyeoba, Babatunde E.
dc.contributor.author Tijani, Iyabo K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-19T08:10:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-19T08:10:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7147
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to identify the various managerial issues encountered by UK/Irish contractors in the management of materials in confined urban construction sites. Through extensive literature review, detailed interviews, case studies, cognitive mapping, causal loop diagrams, questionnaire survey and documenting severity indices, a comprehensive insight into the materials management concerns within a confined construction site environment is envisaged and portrayed. The leading issues highlighted are: that contractors’ material spatial requirements exceed available space, it is difficult to coordinate the storage of materials in line with the programme, location of the site entrance makes delivery of materials particularly difficult, it is difficult to store materials on-site due to the lack of space, and difficult to coordinate the storage requirements of the various sub-contractors. With the continued development of confined urban centres and the increasing high cost of materials, any marginal savings made on-site would translate into significant monetary savings at project completion. Such savings would give developers a distinct competitive advantage in this challenging economic climate. As on-site management professionals successfully identify, acknowledge and counteract the numerous issues illustrated, the successful management of materials on a confined urban construction site becomes attainable. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massey University, New Zealand en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management;1 (1), pp. 25-42
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.14424/ijcscm101011-25-42
dc.subject confined site construction en_US
dc.subject logistics en_US
dc.subject materials management en_US
dc.subject strategic management en_US
dc.subject urban development en_US
dc.title Challenges of UK/Irish contractors regarding material management and logistics in confined site construction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.14424/ijcscm101011-25-42
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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