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Welcome to Construction Logistics Forum

A message from the CILT Construction Logistics Forum Chair: James Haig FCILT

An Introduction...

The Construction Forum aims to promote to the UK construction industry the benefits of good logistics and supply chain management. The forum’s ambition is to encourage managers and supervisors working in the construction industry to include logistics and supply chain management skills as part of their professional development. It is our aspiration to use the extensive network of logistics expertise within the CILT to help the forum members implement logistics initiatives in construction industry that improvement in construction supply chain performance. 

The objectives of the Forum are:

  • To promote to the UK construction industry the benefits of good logistics and supply chain management.
  • To encourage managers and supervisors working in the construction industry to include logistics and supply chain management skills as part of their professional development.
  • To encourage networking of all those with an interest in construction supply chain management and provide a framework for the benchmarking of construction supply chain performance.

Why Join...

Joining will enable participants to

  • Explore or demonstrate applying appropriate supply-chain techniques
  • Share innovative thinking to improve time, effort, and money spent
  • Access to Construction logistics experts, speakers, and industry influencers


Focus Magazine Articles

  • January 2017 FORS and CLOCS 2016 - View here


Our Vehicles, Our Safety, Our Responsibility: Improving Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users
  Developed by the CILT Transport & Logistics Safety Forum, this short film highlights the need for transport & logistics companies to work together and put road safety at the top of the business agenda. The film explores three key principles: 

Human livesLives must always be at the forefront of any decision making process.
EconomicPrevention is more cost effective than any post event cure.
Legal. Protection of the company’s good repute is vital to future company success.

View the film here.


Launched by the Transport & Logistics Safety Forum on Tuesday 31st March 2015, Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford. Read the Focus magazine conference report here.

The Role of BIM in Construction Logistics, PTRC, London, Wednesday, 11th March 2015 – View here
Malcolm Stagg, Director of BIM & Digital Engineering, Technical Services, Skanska UK discussed his perspective on this important topic focusing
on the benefits that BIM logistics could bring to the construction industry.

How BIM will define the future of Construction Logistics, Union Jack Club, London, Tuesday 4th November 2014 View here
At this event, Professor David Philp, Director BIM – EMEA, AECOM (previously Mace Group) and Head of BIM Implementation, Cabinet Office,
discussed how Building Information Modelling (BIM) is revolutionising the construction process and how this will elevate the importance of construction logistics in the process.

Construction Logistics at the London 2012 Olympics”, SoE, London, 18th April 2013 - View here
At this event, Construction Logistics professional, Dave Peacop, awarded an OBE for his contribution to successfully delivering the London Olympics, shared his experience in enabling the delivery of the Olympics programme and the challenges which had to be overcome given the size of the project. 

Sharing Resources Reducing Cost Seminar, JCB World Headquarters, Rocester - 15th April 2009

Constraints to a Perfect Construction ProjectArup, Solihull - 26th November 2008
This event looked at construction project planning and the differing type of constraints (or lack of if the case may be) facing contractors and logistics planners in the UK and abroad.

  • Constraints to a Perfect Project - View here

  • Inside the Line - CH2MHill Presentation - View here
  • Wincanton Presentation - View here


Logistics and Transport Focus Magazine

  • Reverse Logistics – April 2016 – View here
  • Construction’s Complete Logistics Solution – February 2015 – View here
  • “BIM and Construction Logistics” (April 2015) – View here
  •  “The Role of a Construction Logistics Manager” (August 2013) - View here
  • “Construction Logistics in Action” – Interviews on the role of a construction logistics manager (October 2013) - View here


Useful Websites


WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)  was set up in 2000 to help recycling take off in the UK and to create a market for recycled materials.

WRAP helps governments, businesses and individuals reduce and prevent waste through expertise, research and practical advice.  One area of focus for WRAP is reduction of waste within the construction logistics supply chain.

Click below for case studies on some of WRAP’s work in waste reduction within the construction logistics supplychain
- Barts Hospital, London
- Beard Construction of Tubney Barn,  Oxfordshire
- Carmel College, St.Helens
- Central St. Giles, London
- Holborough, Berkshire
- One Hyde Park, London
- Taylor Wimpey consolidation centre, Newmarket
- Scotland’s National arena, Glasgow
- RSME, Minley
- Quadrant 3, Regent St. London
- Media City, Salford Quays
- Rail – Airdrie – Bathgate raillink
- Retail, Tesco Birmingham
- Armstrong Ceiling tiles – logistics recovery

- Mineral Wool Ceiling Tiles Reverse Logistics
- Construction Consolidation Centres


Forum Committee Meeting Notes

For further information on meeting topics, dates & locations, please contact

  • Notes of meeting: 19th June 2013 View here 


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