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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In the past, management focus was on the transfer of skills to maintain a set of skilled craftsmen; today the focus is on shortening construction times, minimising costs, and effectively utilising resources. As projects grew larger over ...
Of these, it is the latter that is usually the most influential element in designing an effective knowledge management strategy and follow-up plan for implementation. As an example, Kazi, Puttonen, Sulkusalmi, Všlikangas, ...
The important message being that, “if we know what we know,” then we can be a highly effective workforce (Sieloff, 1999). Murray (1999) identified conceptual indexing, conceptual mapping, hypertext (hypermedia), information modelling, ...
We learn that while different approaches could facilitate knowledge sharing and management within a construction project environment, to be effective they must be underpinned by a supportive culture, effective communication structures, ...
We learn that dynamic profiling, for example, can be used as an effective means to enable people to be more effectively connected with each other through their expressed interests. In Chapter 8, Orange, Onions, Burke, and Colledge ...
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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
About the Authors