BLogCHAIN: proof-of-concept and pilot testing of a blockchain application prototype for construction logistics in Sweden
Paper in proceeding, 2021

Blockchain technology has a potential for construction logistics, also within Sweden. In this paper, a proposal of a blockchain system and its practical implementation is presented (the BLogCHAIN prototype). Its was preliminarily tested during the early construction of a school in Sweden, in November-December 2020. Methodologically, we reviewed studies on blockchain for construction logistics, interviewed the BLogCHAIN testers (suppliers and contractor’s operatives), and understood the test’s practical outcomes through sociomateriality. Our results include the confirmation of envisioned benefits when implementing BLogCHAIN (e.g. reducing accounting rework), but also a simplification from its initial conceptualization, mainly due to rigidly established work practices.

Sweden

construction logistics

proof-of-concept

empirical tests

Blockchain

Author

Dimosthenis Kifokeris

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Christian Koch

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Volume II – Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction

Vol. II 11-18

2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction (EC3 2021)
Online, ,

Digital business model for large site building logistics

Smart Built Environment (2018-01916), 2018-06-01 -- 2019-10-31.

Subject Categories

Construction Management

DOI

10.35490/EC3.2021.181

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