Material Logistics in Urban Construction Sites: A Structural Equation Model

John Spillane, Lukumon Oyedele

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    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify best practice relating to the effective management of materials in an urban, confined construction site, using structural equation modelling.

    Design/methodology/approach: A literature review, case study analysis and questionnaire survey are employed, with the results scrutinised using confirmatory factor analysis in the form of structural equation modelling.

    Findings: The following are the leading strategies in the management of materials in a confined urban site environment; (1) Consult and review the project programme, (2) Effective communication and delivery, (3) Implement site safety management plans, and (4) Proactive spatial monitoring and control.

    Research limitations/implication: With the relentless expansion of urban centres and the increasing high cost of materials, any potential savings made on-site would translate into significant monetary concessions on completion of a project.

    Originality/Value: As on-site project management professionals successfully identify and implement the various strategies in the management of plant and materials on a confined urban site, successful resource management in this restrictive environment is attainable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)406-428
    JournalConstruction Innovation
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2017


    • Confined Site Construction
    • Brownfield/Brown site Development
    • Logistics
    • Material Management
    • SEM
    • Urban Development

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