Construction site logistics

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The site logistics describes the production flow concept of a construction site . In addition to the physical aspects, this concept also includes the accompanying flow of information regarding time management, the correct quantity and quality of building materials. The process-oriented concept that is necessary for the flow of material and information is divided into three essential elements:

  • The production logistics makes use of the aforementioned delivery areas and supplies the individual storeys on the respective levels of the building under construction via construction site traffic and interim storage.
  • The disposal logistics organizes the removal of the generated waste, taking into account the recycling law and the technical instructions for municipal waste . Construction site waste is usually disposed of in appropriate waste containers . The waste generated on construction sites accounts for over 50% of the German waste. The majority of this is excavated earth (approx. 45%) and building rubble (approx. 6%). In 2012 in Germany alone, over 63.6 million tons of construction waste were disposed of and processed in construction waste processing plants. In addition, there is mixed construction waste, demolition waste and commercial waste, which can also consist of non-mineral components such as glass, wood, plastics, metals, etc. These are laboriously separated in sorting and processing plants into single-origin, recyclable and non-recyclable materials.
  • In addition to transport, the handling and storage of building materials on the construction site are also part of construction site logistics.


  • Reiner Schauch and Nadine Schubert: Logistics in the construction industry. In: Scientific journal of the Technical University of Dresden, 58 (2009), issue 1–2, logistics, p. 59ff. Retrieved March 24, 2015 .

Individual evidence

  1. Waste disposal facilities 2013 (preliminary result). In: Federal Statistical Office (DESTATIS). 2013, accessed March 24, 2015 .