Construction In Vicinities: Innovative Co-creation

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The CIVIC- project aims to find innovative solutions for construction logistics

What is the goal of the project?

Cities face the challenge to adapt to changing capacity in a complex environment. Construction is required to create more attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas. However, transportation of construction-related goods and personnel is causing negative impacts. A lack of early and accurate information on both logistics processes and criteria of stakeholders leads to disputes and disruptions that harm the construction work and the surrounding community. The CIVIC-project aims to find innovative solutions for construction logistics.

What is the result of the project?

CIVIC (Construction In Vicinities: Innovative Co-creation) facilitates and supports transport to, from and around urban construction sites that minimise disruptions in the surrounding community and optimises energy efficiency. This is done by:

  1. evaluation of alternative measures in a multi-actor participatory setting.
  2. optimisation models for planning and impact assessment using smart data.
  3. development of smart governance concepts for successful and efficient implementation of these tools.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

The overall project coordinator is the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Partners are Deudekom and Cargohopper, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CommuniThings, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, BERNARD Engineers, Linköping University, Lindholmen Science Park and Chalmers University.

What is the next step?

In the upcoming weeks, several research plans will be finished. For the optimization for construction logistics, an experiment will be executed regarding a transportation HUB for construction logistics. An important aspect here is the connection BIM with GIS. At the same time, stakeholder managers will be interviewed for their opinion for the VUB- online Multi Actor Multi Criteria tool (see:

What can other cities learn from your project?

The results of the two and a half-year project are the identification of energy efficient transport solutions to, from and around construction projects. This is done by implementation of participatory analysis, increased understanding among all stakeholders of the impacts of improved logistics and mobility and recommendations for smart governance concepts which go beyond urban construction as they create a supportive platform for all urban development decision processes.


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Michelle Oosthuizen

HI where can I find more information on this initiative?