The SUCCESS project officially ended on 30 April 2018. However, the SUCCESS team is a firm believer that this does mean the end of their activities.
SUCCESS achieved significant impact through two new Construction Consolidation Centres (CCC). One will be implemented by SUCCESS consortium partners - the CCC for the new tramway line in Florence - and the other by stakeholders.,i.e. the future Brussels CCC
Indeed, the final SUCCESS results clearly demonstrate that implementing CCCs brings about a 65% reduction in the number of daily trips to the construction site, which in turn impacts on congestion and safety in the city.
The simulation results show that this gain in transport efficiency also leads to a sizeable reduction in pollutants emitted, namely 28% outside and approximately 35% inside cities. CO2 emissions can therefore be cut by more than half thanks to the use of a CCC. These results could be improved further through the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.
One of the main arguments often put forward against logistics hubs is the risk of economic inefficiency. However, the different scenarios and business models developed within the SUCCESS project show that a CCC can provide added value for both suppliers and construction companies.
The CCC operator can propose additional services such as pre-assembly of parts and kitting of materials to smooth construction activities and increase their cost-effectiveness. A positive return on the overall budget of the construction project is therefore possible.
The case for a CCC strongly depends on the context. The SUCCESS partners are therefore investing in the development of tools that were not foreseen in the original project plan but that were deemed necessary to allow a better exploitation of their work. The SUCCESS toolkit addresses all relevant stakeholders and is made up of three items:
- A Cost/Benefit Analysis for the implementation of a CCC;
- A solution selector for identifying the most appropriate practices to implement;
- An optimal CCC location tool for deciding on the best locations of a CCC among a given set of options;
A basic version of these tools will soon be available here
To see the final SUCCESS project video, click here.