Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


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

Dimosthenis Kifokeris, Christian Koch
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.163
Abstract: Research on blockchain technology implementation within civil engineering is quickly emerging. The use of blockchain for the integration of the material and economic flows within construction supply chain – thus creating a new digital business model for the related actors – to enhance a construction project’s production, logistics management, and constructability, has been only scarcely 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 digital business model, is examined. Finally, conclusions about the pursuance of this potential paradigm shift are drawn.
Keywords: Construction Logistics, Blockchain, Supply Chain, Constructability, Digital Business Model
Pages: 332 - 340

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