Alandale Delivery Booking Manager (ADBM) was one of the first truly web-based delivery management systems to be designed / used in construction.

Initially designed nearly 20 years ago for a major project where deliveries were coming from across Europe, ADBM has now been used on some of the largest and most complex projects in the UK.

ADBM has 3 main access levels:

  • Contractor Access
  • Client Access
  • Administration Access

ADBM not only co-ordinates vehicle delivery times, but also captures all the main ‘resources’ of a project – such as:

  • Tower Cranes
  • Hoists
  • Lifts
  • Laydown Areas
  • Gates
  • Forklifts
  • Floor Levels / Rooms

By capturing these resources, and assigning ‘capacities’ to them (as well as the delivering vehicles) ADBM provides a complete management tool that prevents congestion to a project, whilst eliminating the ability to double-book or have delivery clashes.

This complex resource management tool allows for a delivery to be made that will not only get the vehicle to the project, but will also co-ordinate what resources are needed, and where the delivery will take place and from there to the final destination of the material.

Because of the inherent design of ADBM – deliveries are forced to be booked across the entire day (not just the beginning and end of the day) and this is called ‘demand smoothing’.


We continually work to improve ADBM, and as part of these improvements, we also capture vehicle sizes / fuel type / distances travelled etc. all of which are used to calculate C02 emissions (for which we produce a monthly report to our clients) and assists with the particular BREEAM aspects of a development.