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

Dimosthenis Kifokeris, Christian Koch
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.181
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Blockchain, construction logistics, proof-of-concept, empirical tests, Sweden
Pages: 11 - 18
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