Live capture and re-use of project knowledge in construction organisations

Tan, Hai Chen, Udeaja, Chika, Anumba, Chimay, Carrillo, Patricia, Kamara, John and Bouchlaghem, Nasreddine (2006) Live capture and re-use of project knowledge in construction organisations. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 4 (2). pp. 149-161. ISSN 1477-8238

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It is important that the knowledge generated on construction projects is captured and shared between project team members for continuous improvement, to prevent the re-invention of the wheel and to avoid repetition of previous mistakes. However, this is undermined mainly by the loss of important insights and knowledge due to time lapse in capturing the knowledge, staff turnover and people's reluctance to share knowledge. To address this, it is crucial for knowledge to be captured live in a collaborative environment while the project is being executed and presented in a format that will facilitate its reuse during and after the project. This paper uses a case study approach to investigate the end-users requirements for the live capture and reuse of knowledge methodology, and shortcomings of current practice in meeting these requirements. A framework for the live methodology that satisfies the requirements is then presented and discussed.

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Additional Information: CAPRIKON was a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Loughborough, Newcastle and Northumbria (through Udeaja) Universities. This first journal paper gave an overview of the field, the data collection and the major findings from the project. Udeaja's contribution was approximately 40%.
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2008 12:39
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:25

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