The use of knowledge management approach in delivering sustainable retrofitted building projects: A conceptual decision support system for key stakeholders

Maduka, Nnamdi, Udeaja, Chika and Greenwood, David (2015) The use of knowledge management approach in delivering sustainable retrofitted building projects: A conceptual decision support system for key stakeholders. In: 2nd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2015), 28-30 May 2015, Istanbul.

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Abstract

The growing interest and awareness of sustainable development in the last decade has been remarkable. The construction industry has taken the centre stage in driving sustainable development through sustainable construction due to its impacts in the society. It has been argued that 80% target reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the United Kingdom (UK) by 2050 can be realised if the industry recognises the need for sustainable retrofitted building projects. It has been revealed that there is a possibility for substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the environment through sustainable retrofitted building projects. However, the challenges of delivering sustainable retrofitted building projects are enormous and complex in the industry particularly with key stakeholders’ lack of managing project knowledge in making informed and appropriate decisions. This can improve if the industry recognises the need of a knowledge system that will enable key stakeholders to make informed decisions in the delivery of sustainable retrofitted building projects. This paper presents a conceptual framework that would assist key stakeholders in managing project knowledge in making an informed decision towards delivering of sustainable retrofitted building projects. This was achieved through the review of literatures. The conceptual framework recognises the need to understand the social, economic and environmental issues and aspects of sustainability in delivering sustainable retrofitted building projects. It also considers some decision components such as of measurement such as problem identification determine the objective; identification; knowledge learning procedures for key stakeholders; knowledge maps; sustainability assessments; identify and compare alternatives; estimating of weights; evaluation of choice in making an informed decision. The framework was formulated through critical literature review in consideration of some existing decision support frameworks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: David Greenwood
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 07:08
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:02
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23240

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