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Live capture and reuse of project knowledge

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posted on 13.02.2009, 15:01 by Hai Chen Tan, Patricia CarrilloPatricia Carrillo, Chimay J. Anumba, John M. Kamara, Dino Bouchlaghem, Chihoko Ueda
It is important that the knowledge generated on construction projects is captured and shared between project team members for continuous improvement, to prevent the ‘reinvention 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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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

TAN, H.C. and ... et al, 2006. Live capture and reuse of project knowledge. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 4 (2), pp. 149–161

Publisher

© Palgrave Macmillan

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2006

Notes

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Knowledge Management Research & Practice. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/kmrp/journal/v4/n2/abs/8500097a.html

ISSN

1477-8238

Language

en