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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ICT solutions to support the same are still in a relatively infant stage from the perspective of actual take-up and use in the industry. What's more, we are still coming to grips with what “knowledge management” can and cannot do for us ...
Various life cycle stages of knowledge management from knowledge acquisition, extraction, storage, sharing, and updating are demonstrated, followed by a description as to how these are used to construct a knowledge map.
... particularly feedback from the construction and commissioning phases of projects—at this stage the project-specific drawings are typically updated to 'as-built' status, but other design-phase documentation is frequently not.
Requiring many staff across the organisation to possess or acquire certain knowledge, which they may need at some stage, but not continually, represents an over-investment in that knowledge. It is more efficient to promote one (or more) ...
Not only will this approach facilitate the communication of knowledge at an early stage in a project's life, but it will help prevent the knowledge from being forgotten, as could happen if the feedback process were deferred until the ...
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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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