TANG, L.C.M. ... et al, 2008. Information in engineering and construction organisations: what is it worth? IMechE Seminar on Knowledge and Information Management Through-Life, London, 24th June 2008.
The management of information in engineering and construction organisations is facing a challenge due to the
ever-increasing volume of information needs to be dealt with. This paper addresses the problems of information
overload and value in the construction and engineering industries. Based on some exploratory studies on major
engineering and construction organisations in the UK, major challenges in the current information evaluation
practice in these two industries were identified. A through-life Information Evaluation Methodology (IEM) is
proposed at the end to allow high value information to be easily retrievable in the future in order to support
through-life knowledge and information management (K&IM) practice.
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The work presented herein was undertaken under the aegis of the Knowledge and Information Management
Through-Life Grand Challenge Project (www.kimproject.org) funded primarily by the Engineering and
Physical Research Council (Grant No EP/C534220/1), the Economic and Social Research Council (Grant No
RES-331-27-0006), Loughborough University's Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre
(Grant Nos EP/C534220/1 and RES-331-27-0006) and Bath’s Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research
Centre (Grant No EP/E00184X/1). The support of the collaborating companies is gratefully acknowledged.