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Amornsawadwatana, Sataporn (2005) Logistics Costs Evaluation in Building Construction Project. UTCC Engineering Research Papers. ISSN 1906-1625


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A building construction project is a kind of fixed position layout. Materials, equipments, resources must be moved to the working area to perform a particular activity. For example, materials, welding machine, steel sheet, and workers must be transported to the area where a steel door installation is performed. In performing this task, logistics costs can be estimated from loading, handling, and unloading activities. Moreover, a cost incurred from material handling equipment used in handling materials or machines must be included in the logistics costs.At a particular construction project, hundreds of activities are performed to construct buildings. Hence, several materials are required. Examples of these materials are prefabrication concrete, ready mixed concrete, steels, bricks, plastic tubes, paint, etc. Consequently, loading, transporting, unloading activities are performed frequently and contribute significant cost to the construction project. Moreover, materials can be damaged 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 delivered in a large volume and require some space for stock. Hence, ordering and inventory costs are incurred in the project. Objectives of this research are (i) to determine logistics cost structure in a construction project and (ii) to establish a systematic approach to evaluate the logistics cost in construction project. In this research, the proposed methodology is implemented in the actual building construction case study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering > Industrial Engineering
Divisions: School > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Kitikun Pongsak
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 21:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 21:00
URI: http://eprints.utcc.ac.th/id/eprint/720

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