Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective: A Socio-Technical Perspective

· IGI Global

About this ebook

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.

About the author

Abdul Samad (Sami) Kazi, senior research scientist at VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland is a Civil Engineer by profession, a Construction Manager by area of specialisation, and a knowledge management evangelist, construction IT specialist, groupware and collaborative tool explorer, virtual organisation researcher by area of interest and expertise. Sami has industrial experience and maintains close links with the construction industry throughout his research. He is actively involved with the industry on soft issues in KM in addition to the identification and development of IT infrastructures to support the same. Sami has conducted research in several areas including: project planning and control, computer based training, construction management, knowledge management, system dynamics, construction IT, information modelling, product and process modelling, cost planning and control, Internet based technologies, groupware tools and technologies, mobile communications, information modelling, mind mapping, concurrent engineering, virtual enterprises, organisational learning and assessment. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand respectively. Sami is listed in the Marquis Who?s Who in Science and Engineering. [Editor]

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