A-13 Transport of construction machinery to the building site – screening and simplified LCA

Aspect

A-13 Transport of construction machinery to the building site – screening and simplified LCA

Description
This aspect concerns the transportation of machinery necessary for the construction of a building from the storage place to the construction site. Under specific goal and scope, this aspect might be interesting, e.g. for a construction company that needs to identify the hotspots of its construction site.

Related study objective

stand-alone LCA comparative assertion

Related study phase

goal and scope definition inventory analysis (LCI) impact assessment (LCIA) interpretation reporting

Relevant for

new buildings existing buildings building products screening LCA simplified LCA complete LCA
Provisions The transportation of construction machinery to the building site is optional, owing to both potentially missing data and minor relevance. It may be included in screening and simplified LCA if it is relevant for the goal and scope of the study (e.g. a construction company might have more interest than a building designer on this aspect).If the transportation of construction machinery is accounted for, rules for its estimation should follow the recommendations of EN 15804. In this case, practitioners should refer to the cut-off rules, and use default values (ratios) for the transportation distances and load factors.
Rules from:
EN 15978:
No specific rule is defined (8.5 Scenarios for the construction process stage (Modules A4-A5))

EN 15804:
No specific rule is defined (6.3.4.3 Construction stage)

Guidance
The practitioner can use default values (ratios) defined with stakeholders for screening and simplified LCA.This aspect may be neglected for most construction projects, owing to its minor relevance.

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