Knowledge Management in Construction
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Knowledge Management in Construction by Chimay J. Anumba
Book DescriptionA 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 implementing knowledge management are outlined and the ensuing benefits highlighted.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405129725
(261mm x 188mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction, Hardback (January 2010)
Describes a methodology for the 'live' capture of reusable project knowledge, utilising current technology. Developed in response to the shortcomings of current practices. Outlines the organisational benefits of reusing knowledge within a project-based environment.
E-business in Construction, Hardback (July 2008)» View all books by Chimay J. Anumba
By bringing together 16 contributions from research and industry covering theory, technological issues, practical implementation and legal matters, and illustrated with a number of case studies, e-Business in Construction fills that gap.
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