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Knowledge Management in Construction

Knowledge Management in Construction

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A key problem facing the construction industry is that all work isdone by transient project teams, and in the past there has been nostructured approach to learning from projects once they arecompleted. Now, though, the industry is adapting concepts ofknowledge management to improve the situation.

This book brings together 13 contributors from research andindustry to show how managing construction knowledge can bring realbenefits to organisations and projects. It covers a wide range ofissues, from basic definitions and fundamental concepts, to therole of information technology, and engendering a knowledge sharingculture. Practical examples from construction and other industrysectors are used throughout to illustrate the various dimensions ofknowledge management. The challenges of implementing knowledgemanagement are outlined and the ensuing benefits highlighted.

A key problem facing the construction industry is that all work isdone by transient project teams, and in the past there has been nostructured approach to learning from projects once they arecompleted. Now, though, the industry is adapting concepts ofknowledge management to improve the situation.

This book brings together 13 contributors from research andindustry to show how managing construction knowledge can bring realbenefits to organisations and projects. It covers a wide range ofissues, from basic definitions and fundamental concepts, to therole of information technology, and engendering a knowledge sharingculture. Practical examples from construction and other industrysectors are used throughout to illustrate the various dimensions ofknowledge management. The challenges of implementing knowledgemanagement are outlined and the ensuing benefits highlighted.

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Publish date: Apr 15, 2008
Added to Scribd: Jun 16, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780470759523
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