Impact of knowledge management on construction projects

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620537
Title:
Impact of knowledge management on construction projects
Authors:
Suresh, Subashini; Olayinka, Raymond; Chinyio, Ezekiel; Renukappa, Suresh
Abstract:
The implementation of knowledge management strategies on construction projects can accrue benefits such as improved performance and continuous improvement. However, many projects are still not utilising knowledge management fully and are thus plagued with inefficiencies, repetition of mistakes and lack of lessons learnt. Poor skills, design changes, errors and omissions contribute to the internal failure cost element of the overall cost of poor quality on construction projects. This study aimed to investigate the extent of the impact that knowledge management has in reducing the cost of poor quality and used a mixed-methods approach. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 construction industry experts on knowledge management across the UK, followed up by a questionnaire survey of 114 respondents. The data obtained were analysed using thematic analysis and descriptive statistics. It was found that knowledge management had a positive impact in reducing the cost of poor quality, in particular in the area of knowledge transfer through apprenticeships and mentoring. This implies the importance of managing the tacit knowledge of employees through ‘socialisation’ initiatives. This study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by providing a knowledge management framework for reducing the cost of poor quality on construction projects.
Citation:
Impact of knowledge management on construction projects 2017, 170 (1):27 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
Publisher:
ICE - Institution of Civil Engineers
Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
Issue Date:
Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620537
DOI:
10.1680/jmapl.15.00057
Additional Links:
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/jmapl.15.00057
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1751-4304
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FSE

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dc.contributor.authorSuresh, Subashinien
dc.contributor.authorOlayinka, Raymonden
dc.contributor.authorChinyio, Ezekielen
dc.contributor.authorRenukappa, Sureshen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-27T08:58:19Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-27T08:58:19Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-
dc.identifier.citationImpact of knowledge management on construction projects 2017, 170 (1):27 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Lawen
dc.identifier.issn1751-4304en
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/jmapl.15.00057-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620537-
dc.description.abstractThe implementation of knowledge management strategies on construction projects can accrue benefits such as improved performance and continuous improvement. However, many projects are still not utilising knowledge management fully and are thus plagued with inefficiencies, repetition of mistakes and lack of lessons learnt. Poor skills, design changes, errors and omissions contribute to the internal failure cost element of the overall cost of poor quality on construction projects. This study aimed to investigate the extent of the impact that knowledge management has in reducing the cost of poor quality and used a mixed-methods approach. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 construction industry experts on knowledge management across the UK, followed up by a questionnaire survey of 114 respondents. The data obtained were analysed using thematic analysis and descriptive statistics. It was found that knowledge management had a positive impact in reducing the cost of poor quality, in particular in the area of knowledge transfer through apprenticeships and mentoring. This implies the importance of managing the tacit knowledge of employees through ‘socialisation’ initiatives. This study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by providing a knowledge management framework for reducing the cost of poor quality on construction projects.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherICE - Institution of Civil Engineersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/jmapl.15.00057en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Lawen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectknowledge managementen
dc.subjectproject managementen
dc.subjectmanagementen
dc.subjectquality controlen
dc.titleImpact of knowledge management on construction projectsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Lawen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK-
dc.contributor.institutionMott MacDonald, London, UK-
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK-
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK-
dc.date.accepted2016-10-
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-01en
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