Knowledge Management in Construction (Google eBook)

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Chimay J. Anumba, Charles Egbu, Patricia Carrillo
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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A key problem facing the construction industry is that all work is done by transient project teams, and in the past there has been no structured approach to learning from projects once they are completed. Now, though, the industry is adapting concepts of knowledge management to improve the situation.

This book brings together 13 contributors from research and industry to show how managing construction knowledge can bring real benefits to organisations and projects. It covers a wide range of issues, from basic definitions and fundamental concepts, to the role of information technology, and engendering a knowledge sharing culture. Practical examples from construction and other industry sectors are used throughout to illustrate the various dimensions of knowledge management. The challenges of implementing knowledge management are outlined and the ensuing benefits highlighted.

  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The Nature and Dimensions of Knowledge Management
10
3 Construction as a KnowledgeBased Industry
31
4 Strategies and Business Case for Knowledge Management
50
5 Organisational Readiness for Knowledge Management
65
6 Tools and Techniques for Knowledge Management
83
7 CrossProject Knowledge Management
103
8 Knowledge Management as a Driver for Innovation
121
9 Performance Measurement in Knowledge Management
132
10 Knowledge Management Strategy Development A CLEVER Approach
151
11 Corporate Memory
170
12 Building a KnowledgeSharing Culture in Construction Project Teams
195
13 Concluding Notes
213
Index
219
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