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Title: A web-based prototype for live capture and reuse of construction project knowledge
Authors: Udeaja, Chika E.
Kamara, John M.
Carrillo, Patricia M.
Anumba, Chimay J.
Bouchlaghem, Dino
Tan, Hai Chen
Keywords: AEC industry
Project knowledge management
Project knowledge file
CAPRI.NET
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V.
Citation: UDEAJA, C.E. ... et al., 2008. A web-based prototype for live capture and reuse of construction project knowledge. Automation in Construction, 17 (7), pp. 839 - 851.
Abstract: The concept of Knowledge Management (KM) is now widely embraced in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, and many strategies and tools have been (and are being) developed for its implementation in the industry. Much of these efforts, however, are targeted at the firm-level, and they do not facilitate the collective learning of various participants involved in a project. This paper describes a web-based prototype (CAPRI.NET) that was developed to facilitate the live capture and reuse of project knowledge. Following a review of strategies for project knowledge management in construction, the research underpinning CAPRI.NET is discussed. This is followed by a description of the development and testing of the prototype. CAPRI.NET allows project participants to document their learning during the course of a project in a Project Knowledge File (PKF) which is collectively owned by all participating firms. The knowledge captured in the PKF can be reused during or after the project. A preliminary evaluation of CAPRI.NET by AEC practitioners suggest that it proffers unique possibilities for knowledge capture and reuse in AEC projects.
Description: Closed Access. This article was published in the journal, Automation in Construction [© Elsevier B.V.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2008.02.009
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2008.02.009
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11317
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2008.02.009
ISSN: 0926-5805
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Civil and Building Engineering)

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