DTI Projects: Summary
Management in Construction
The overall objective of this project is
to help construction firms make better use
of knowledge and become better at learning.
It will have an economic impact by eliminating
wasteful reinvention of wheels. It will also
have a social impact, as KM will act as a
catalyst for improving organisational culture
and promoting sharing and teamwork.
Innovation and Best Practice Solutions
To achieve sustained competitive advantage,
all organisations need the ability to manage
knowledge effectively. To manage knowledge
effectively, organisations need to develop
mechanisms for knowledge transfer, and a culture
of learning, knowledge sharing, and trust.
The Knowledge Sharing
The ‘Knowledge Sharing Toolkit’ - a concise
49 page how-to manual accompanied by nine
detailed case studies - shows design practices
how to develop a knowledge strategy to support
their business objectives, and explains the main
tools and techniques for learning and sharing
knowledge, and how to use them.
The Learning from
The 'Learning from Experience (LfE) Toolkit' is
about the PROCESS TOOLS and BEHAVIOUR
needed to handle the TACIT knowledge that
construction organisations tended to ignore, and
about the whole cycle of CREATING it,
making it ACCESSIBLE, SHARING it, and