Knowledge Management In The Construction Industry

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591403609
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 11/30/2004
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I Strategies for managing project generated knowledge : a New Zealand case study 1
Ch. II HRM strategies for promoting knowledge sharing within construction project organisations : a case study 18
Ch. III Managing the external provision of "knowledge management" services for projects 34
Ch. IV The intellectual capital report of Danya Cebus : smart construction 53
Ch. V Capturing and reusing building maintenance knowledge : a socio-technical perspective 67
Ch. VI Diffusion of information and communication technology : a community of practice perspective 90
Ch. VII Community of practice software management tools : a UK construction company case study 112
Ch. VIII Knowledge management : facilitating organisational learning within the construction industry 130
Ch. IX Knowledge management in higher education and professional development in the construction industry 150
Ch. X Empirical investigation of organisational learning ability as a performance driver in construction 166
Ch. XI Evaluating an organisation's learning culture using learning histories 185
Ch. XII Uncertainly and information in construction : from the socio-technical perspective 1962-1966 to knowledge management - what have we learned? 203
Ch. XIII The culture of the knowledge advantage (K-Adv) : a holistic strategic approach to the management of knowledge 225
Ch. XIV Knowledge emergence and adaptive management : an exploration on the co-production of project needs and requirements by client-specialist groups 251
Ch. XV Decision support systems and their application in construction 276
Ch. XVI A knowledge management portal system for construction projects using knowledge map 299
Ch. XVII An integrative knowledge management system for environmental-conscious construction 323
Ch. XVIII Configurable environments : a vision for future project information technologies 343
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