Effecting Policy Change within UK Construction Logistics - Capturing Current and Future Industrial and Institutional Obligations

Tomás Seosamh Harrington (Lead Author), Jagjit Singh Srai

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Abstract

The challenges facing the UK construction industry reflect many inefficiencies in current practice: 60% of planned vehicle deliveries do not arrive on time; 20% of all UK waste comes from construction. This research aims to inform how best to inform government policy on contracting models for construction logistics and create incentives to influence UK-wide consolidation center adoption by both private sector (e.g. consumers, suppliers, logistics service providers) and public sector (e.g. local, regional policy makers) stakeholders. A process mapping methodology was developed and is presented to capture current and future industrial and institutional obligations. It identifies (a) the key stakeholders in the public sector procurement process of construction projects, (b) processes required for construction approval and (c) the mapping of each key process. The research method involved fieldwork interviews and site visits involving both public and private sector stakeholders involved in local authority-led construction project provision. The hard/soft factors that influence public sector approval were examined in the context of an urban construction consolidation center (UCCC) to aid development of a collaboration model between private companies and public resources. The key processes and requirements of these key stakeholders may then be linked, informing development of a new industry standard for the UK construction industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustry Studies Association (ISA) conference
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIndustry Studies Association (ISA) conference - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 29 May 20121 Jun 2012

Conference

ConferenceIndustry Studies Association (ISA) conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period29/05/121/06/12

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