Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective: A Socio-Technical Perspective
Kazi, Abdul Samad
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Nov 30, 2004 - Computers - 384 pages
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 knowledge management in the construction industry through various mechanisms and tools are demonstrated. For the practitioner, it provides practical insights and experiences from real life cases, for the researcher and academic, it provides current and state-of-the-art undertakings in this emerging area for the construction industry.
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Michael Whelton, University of California, USA Ari Pennanen, University of Tampere, Finland Glenn Ballard, University of California, Berkeley, USA 251 Chapter XV Decision Support Systems and their Application in Construction .
Case studies ranging from the implementation of decision support systems, external provision of knowledge management services, learning histories, innovation, human resources management, and so forth provide enriching practical ...
Their study shows that owing to the unique nature of building maintenance, building surveyors need sufficient knowledge and experience to facilitate their decision-making process, and therefore proper capture and reuse of knowledge is ...
In Chapter 15, Abdou, Radaideh, and Lewis provide an overview of decision support systems and their application in the construction industry. They present a set of examples from current research demonstrating the use of different types ...
For example, he reports the problems include: reinventing the wheel, knowledge loss, knowledge hoarding, poor decisions, and the inability to learn. Added to this for consulting engineering can be the problems of rework to correct ...
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Chapter III Managing the External Provision of Knowledge Management Services for Projects
A SocioTechnical Perspective
A Community of Practice Perspective
A UK Construction Company Case Study
Learning from Experience
From the SocioTechnical Perspective 19621966 to Knowledge Management What Have We Learned?
Emerging Models and Solutions
A Holistic Strategic Approach to the Management of Knowledge
An Exploration on the CoProduction of Project Needs and Requirements by ClientSpecialist Groups
Chapter XV Decision Support Systems and their Application in Construction
Chapter XVI A Knowledge Management Portal System for Construction Projects Using Knowledge Map
Chapter XVII An Integrative Knowledge Management System for EnvironmentalConscious Construction
A Vision for Future Project Information Technologies
Facilitating Organisational Learning within the Construction Industry
Chapter IX Knowledge Management in Higher Education and Professional Development in the Construction Industry
Chapter X Empirical Investigation of Organisational Learning Ability as a Performance Driver in Construction
Chapter XI Evaluating an Organisations Learning Culture Using Learning Histories
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