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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACTS CAUSED BY CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY INEFFICIENCIES

The primary objective of this study was to quantify the resultant cost caused when vehicles fail to make a delivery on arrival at construction sites. This could be due to inadequate planning, Delivery Management Systems (DMS) and/or Vehicle Holding Areas (VHAs). 

The final report from this research project can be accessed here

INVESTIGATING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S USE OF HGV TYPES

This study was initiated to look into the potential for using heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with a higher payload to carry bulk construction materials in London, with a view to reducing overall HGV volumes. The study undertook desktop research and consultation to look at the barriers to the use of larger vehicles. The overall objective was to conduct a technical comparison into the use of rigid versus articulated HGV combinations, within the construction industry – including the reasons for use of each type, barriers to entry and a commercial, environmental and safety benefit analysis.       

 Download the full report here.

DELIVERY MANAGEMENT AND TRUCK HOLDING AREAS

With an additional 436 towers (20 storeys +) approved for construction in London, the construction industry is already a significant contributor towards road congestion in London. By looking at journeys made by HGVs to and from construction sites, TfL aim to implement systems that will help alleviate the pressure on the road network. The aim of this research is to provide TfL with recommendations for the construction sector and local authority planners, for effective use of Delivery Management Systems, truck holding areas and CLP.

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INVESTIGATING BARRIERS TO RIVER AND RAIL TRANSPORT

The scope of this research project was to investigate the barriers that exist in preventing the greater movement of construction materials and waste by river and rail within London. Enabling the transition from traditional construction logistics methods to a tailored sustainable approach, that reduces conflicts on London’s roads, has the potential to address some of the major conflicts emerging through primary road usage.

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CONSTRUCTION LOGISTICS

Construction Logistics is an industry-led programme developed to reduce the volume and impact of construction road freight and the associated issues of safety, congestion and air quality. Finding viable alternatives to minimise the effects on London’s road infrastructure.