Blockchain in construction logistics: state-of-art, constructability, and the advent of a new digital business model in Sweden
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Research on blockchain technology implementation within civil engineering has mainly focused on smart contracts, and interfaces with information systems. However, the use of blockchain for the integration of the material and economic flows within construction supply chain – thus creating a new business model – to enhance a construction project’s production, logistics management, and constructability, has not been investigated. In this paper, this shortage is documented through a comprehensive literature review. Then, the potential of Swedish independent third-party logistics consultants as a fertile ground for such a business model, is examined. Finally, conclusions about the pursuance of this potential paradigm shift are drawn.

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Independent logistics consultants

Blockchain

Integrated flows

Construction logistics

Sweden

Construction management

Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik

Value creation

Author

Dimosthenis Kifokeris

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Christian Koch

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Volume I – Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction, July 10-12, 2019, Chania, Crete, Greece

Vol. 1 332-340 163

2019 EC3: 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction
Chania, Greece,

Digital business model for large site building logistics

Smart Built Environment, 2018-06-01 -- 2019-10-31.

Subject Categories

Construction Management

DOI

10.35490/EC3.2019.163

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9/23/2019