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Table Of Contents

1.1 Background
Introduction
1.3 The objectives and contents of the book
2.1 Defining knowledge
Knowledge Management – Key Concepts
2.2 Knowledge management
2.2.1 Functionalist vs. interpretivist
2.2.3 Interdisciplinary perspective
2.2.4 Combined soft and hard approaches
2.3 Benefits and barriers to KM
2.4 KM processes
2.4.1 Knowledge capture
2.4.2 Knowledge sharing
2.4.3 Knowledge reuse – adapting and applying
2.4.4 Knowledge maintenance – archiving and retirement
2.5 KM in construction
2.5.1 Shortcomings of current practice
2.5.2 KM research projects in construction
3.1 Reusable project knowledge
Reusable Project Knowledge – Generation and Capture
3.1.1 Types of reusable project knowledge
3.2 Learning situations
3.2.1 Formal learning situations
3.2.2 Ad hoc learning situations
3.3.1 Post project reviews
3.3.2 Communities of Practice
3.3.3 Training
3.3.4 Recruitment
3.3.5 Face-to-face interaction
3.3.6 Mentoring
3.3.7 Succession planning and management
3.3.8 Reassignment of people
3.3.9 Knowledge bases
3.3.10 Intranets
3.3.11 Groupware
3.3.12 Project extranets
3.3.13 Case-based reasoning
3.3.14 Text mining
3.4 Soft issues in KM
3.4.1 People issues
3.4.2 Organisational issues
3.4.3 Cultural issues
3.5 Summary
4.2 Collaborative learning
4.3 CL in construction
4.4 Previous research in CL
4.5 Implementing CL in construction projects
4.6 Summary/conclusions
5.1 Background of case study companies
5.2 Findings from the case studies
5.3.1 Integrated workflow system
6.1 System architecture of prototype application
6.2 Development of the Web-based knowledge base
The Capri.net System
6.2.1 Selection of development environment
6.2.3 Database design
6.3 Refinement of the IWS and user interface
6.4 Operation of the prototype application
6.4.1 Logging in
6.4.2 Browsing the Summary Page
6.4.5 Add and Edit project details
6.4.6 Adding new knowledge category and type
6.4.7 Create account for new user
6.4.8 Add New Knowledge
6.4.9 Conducting a search
6.5 Testing and evaluation of Capri.net
6.5.1 Prototype testing
6.5.2 Prototype evaluation
7.1 Summary
Concluding Notes
7.4 Further work
7.5 Concluding remarks
References
Index
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Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction

Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction

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An organisation’s competitive advantage lies in the knowledge of its employees and the organisation’s ability to harness that knowledge to meet business objectives. Knowledge management is recognised in the construction industry as a potential tool for providing organisational benefits, but for a number of reasons – particularly the project based nature of construction, where teams are transient, multidisciplinary and often from different organisations – implementation has been only marginally successful.

Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction describes a methodology for the 'live' capture of reusable project knowledge that reflects both the organisational and human dimensions of knowledge capture and reuse, as well as exploiting the benefits of technology. This methodology was developed in response to the shortcomings of current practices in managing project knowledge, the benefits offered by capturing and sharing knowledge immediately after it is generated, and the organisational benefit of reusing knowledge within a project based environment.

An organisation’s competitive advantage lies in the knowledge of its employees and the organisation’s ability to harness that knowledge to meet business objectives. Knowledge management is recognised in the construction industry as a potential tool for providing organisational benefits, but for a number of reasons – particularly the project based nature of construction, where teams are transient, multidisciplinary and often from different organisations – implementation has been only marginally successful.

Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction describes a methodology for the 'live' capture of reusable project knowledge that reflects both the organisational and human dimensions of knowledge capture and reuse, as well as exploiting the benefits of technology. This methodology was developed in response to the shortcomings of current practices in managing project knowledge, the benefits offered by capturing and sharing knowledge immediately after it is generated, and the organisational benefit of reusing knowledge within a project based environment.

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