IBO575 Logistics in Building and Construction Business

Code IBO575
Name Logistics in Building and Construction Business
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Civil Engineering
Faculty Department of Construction Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Economics and Management
Academic staff Ineta Geipele, Tatjana Tambovceva
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The information system of logistics in building and construction business: its structure and importance for steady supplies of building materials. Building materials traffic: planning, administration and management. Planning and administering of building material purchases and storage; scheming of transport routes. Choice of transport means and planning of building materials traffic. Planning and management of building materials surpluses. Logistics costs in building and construction: estimates and management. Economic efficiency of logistics channel in building and construction: indexes and calculations. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Provide Knowledge of Technical and Economic Content of Logistics in Construction Business, Organization of Transport and Storage Operations based on the Utilization of Information System, Methods of Logistics, Planning and Organization of the Flow of Building Materials, as well as Logistics Channel Costs and Efficiency of Operations.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
• Broadening Students' Knowledge of Logistics as an Integral Element of Construction Business. Knowing the Technological and Economic Content of Construction Logistics and its Influence on Economic Achievements of Businesses, in particular - practical tasks, case studies
Understanding the Information System of Logistics in Construction Business, its Structure, Major Elements and Importance for adequate Deliveries of Building Materials to a Specific Construction Site. - practical tasks, case studies
Having a Good Command of Basic Principles of Construction Logistics Planning and Understanding Objects and Subjects of the Planning Process. - practical tasks, case studies
Importance of Warehouse Facilities for Ensuring Proper Working Rhythms and Meeting Customers' Requirements. Warehouse Economic Feasibility Reports. Warehouse Costs and Origin of Costs. - practical tasks, case studies
Types and Breakdown of Resources used in Construction Logistics. Methods of Calculation Costs of Resources and Cost Management Principles. - practical tasks, case studies
Key Figures of Logistics Channels Efficiency and their Classification. Methods of Calculation of Key Logistics Channels Efficiency Key Figures. - practical tasks, case studies, exam.
Course prerequisites Subject is based on knowledge acquired in previous study period

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