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Knowledge management in the construction industry

a socio-technical perspective

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Published by Idea Group Pub. in Hershey PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Construction industry -- Management.,
  • Knowledge management.,
  • Organizational learning.,
  • Construction industry -- Information resources management.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAbdul Samad Kazi, Editor.
    ContributionsKazi, Abdul Samad.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9715.A2 K55 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3295469M
    ISBN 10159140360X, 1591403618, 1591403626
    LC Control Number2004017842

    Within the construction industry, where competition triggers relatively small profit margins and projects are becoming increasingly complex, exploiting the most valuable asset of the firm; the knowledge of its employees, poses a desirable gain in. This expert knowledge of building construction is not available in textbooks! We also take great pains to ensure that our quality of writing is of a high standard. We aim to take complicated situations and make them simple and clear, as well as to provide content that is interesting to industry experts and newcomers alike.

    A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide) provides generalized project management guidance applicable to most projects most of the time. In order to apply this generalized guidance to construction projects, the Project Management Institute has developed the Construction Extension to the PMBOK ® Guide. The Need for Project Management The construction industry is the largest industry in the world. It is more of a service than a manufacturing industry. Growth in this industry in fact is an indicator of the economic conditions of a country. This is because the construction industry consumes a wide employment circle of Size: KB.

    Applying Knowledge Management to Oil and Gas Industry Challenges Released October By Paige Leavitt (with contributions from Cynthia Raybourn and Cindy Hubert) The oil and gas industry has taken advantage of knowledge management (KM) developments for more than a decade. In that time, the industry has experienced rapid changes and so many File Size: KB. For this we turn to the knowledge management skills map presented by TFPL (). TFPL is a UK-based recruitment, training, and consultancy company for the knowledge, information, and data industries. Their knowledge management skills map is the .


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Knowledge management in the construction industry Download PDF EPUB FB2

Now, though, the industry is adapting concepts of knowledge management to improve the situation. This book brings together 13 contributors from research and industry to show how managing construction knowledge can bring real benefits to organisations and projects.3/5(1).

Introduction. Knowledge management (KM) is the process of making the best use of knowledge and information within an organisation to achieve objectives. It allows people to access and apply the most appropriate knowledge when it is needed and supports learning.

Construction is a knowledge-intensive industry relying on a wide range of knowledge from very many different sources. Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective presents a portfolio of concepts, methods, models, and tools supported by real life case studies from various corners of the globe providing insights into the management of knowledge in the construction industry/5(2).

Description. Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective presents a portfolio of concepts, methods, models, and tools supported by real life case studies from various corners of the globe providing insights into the management of knowledge in the construction industry.

Untangling the hype from the reality, practical means of implementing. This book brings together 13 contributors from research and industry to show how managing construction knowledge can bring real benefits to organisations and projects.

It covers a wide range of issues, from basic definitions and fundamental concepts, to the role of information technology, and engendering a knowledge sharing culture. Construction management, or CM, is a complicated and constantly evolving field.

To be the best possible construction manager and remain competitive, you will have to have a firm understanding of everything from construction fundamentals to leadership and project management, as well as a thorough grasp on local laws and building codes.

knowledge management strategy for construction firms. Basic definitions of knowledge and knowledge management are provided. Insights from ongoing research are used to discuss the context for knowledge management in construction, and the role of information technology (IT) as an enabler for knowledge management.

The concluding section of the paper. Knowledge Management (KM): oThis section introduces the reader to the meaning of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems addressed under the current research. Research Lines: oThis section identifies and describes research efforts in the area of KM within the different domains of the construction industry.

R Discussion. A key problem facing the construction industry is that all work is done by transient project teams, and in the past there has been no structured approach to learning from projects once they are completed.

Now, though, the industry is adapting concepts of knowledge management to improve the situation. This book brings together 13 contributors from research and industry to show how managing.

A Knowledge Management Portal System for Construction Projects Using Knowledge Map: /ch Knowledge management (KM) has become an important term in the construction industry. Knowledge management involves creating, securing, capturingCited by: The Fundamentals of Construction Management is an important book invaluable to those who require knowledge on managing the construction process.

The book is based on research, contemporary construction management and management literature, and the personal work experience of the author/5(48). Keywords: personal knowledge management, project managers, construction industry.

INTRODUCTION Knowledge management is as old as the existence of human beings (Lytras and PouloudiWigg, ). Nicou et al. () stated that the prime commodity for a professional is brainpower and knowledge provides as a competitive strategy thatFile Size: 60KB.

The significance of knowledge management in construction industry is proved and researched extensively in the scientific literature. Indeed, authors present different points of view to knowledge management as well as different knowledge management models.

This article covers a wide range of issues, from basic definitions andFile Size: KB. What is KM. Knowledge Management Explained. The classic one-line definition of Knowledge Management was offered up by Tom Davenport early on (Davenport, ): “Knowledge Management is the process of capturing, distributing, and effectively using knowledge.” Probably no better or more succinct single-line definition has appeared since.

Union Square Software (), “A white paper for members of the construction supply chain”, in Union Square (ed.), “The strategic value of the enterprise portal”, Proceedings of Doing the Knowledge - Exploiting knowledge Management strategies to increase quality & Profitability in building & construction, London 30 th March   Their topics include the nature and dimensions of knowledge management, construction as a knowledge-based industry, organizational readiness, cross-project knowledge management, measuring performance, corporate memory, and building a knowledge-sharing culture in construction project teams.

([c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR). "Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective presents a portfolio of various concepts, methods, models, and tools supported by real-life case studies from diverse corners of the globe providing insights into the management of knowledge in the construction industry.

Knowledge management (KM) is important to the knowledge-intensive construction industry. The diversified and changing nature of works in this field warrants us to stocktake, identify changes, and map out KM research framework for future exploration.

The study involves three aspects. First, three stages of KM research in construction were distinguished in terms of the time distribution Cited by: Knowledge Management In The Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective presents concepts, applications and case studies on how the construction industry is attempting to understand and then integrate concepts of knowledge management or innovation into their work and strategies.

This reader has seen many definitions. Construction management or construction project management (CPM) is the overall planning, coordination and control of a project from beginning to completion.

CPM is aimed at meeting a client's requirement in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project. Fig 4 Project Life Cycle of a Constructed Facility /3/. Knowledge management (KM) is important to the knowledge-intensive construction industry.

The diversified and changing nature of works in this field warrants us to stocktake, identify changes, and. Poor knowledge management is one of the factors contributing to low productivity in the construction industry, with the mistakes made in projects often repeated in the future.

As discussed by George Quezada, a Research Scientist with Data61, the introduction of digital collaboration platforms such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) is.Various ICT based knowledge management solutions are discussed with a specific emphasis on upcoming Web solutions.

A case for knowledge management in the construction industry is then provided. This is followed by a case study of a construction SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) where a collaborative knowledge management solution was applied.