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Knowledge transfer : a model framework for construction knowledge integration

Zaidi, Moh’d Azian and Davies, Hilary 2011, Knowledge transfer : a model framework for construction knowledge integration, in AUBEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference for Australasian University Building Educators Association, AUBEA, [Gold Coast, Qld.], pp. 269-289.

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Title Knowledge transfer : a model framework for construction knowledge integration
Author(s) Zaidi, Moh’d Azian
Davies, Hilary
Conference name Annual Conference for Australasian University Building Educators Association (36th : 2011 : Gold Coast, Qld.)
Conference location Gold Coast, Qld.
Conference dates 27-29 Apr. 2011
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference for Australasian University Building Educators Association
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series Annual Conference for Australasian University Building Educators Association
Start page 269
End page 289
Total pages 21
Publisher AUBEA
Place of publication [Gold Coast, Qld.]
Keyword(s) construction knowledge
information flow
knowledge transfer
Summary Managing information and knowledge in the construction industry is an important focus for research. The goal is to expedite better integration of construction knowledge amongst the stakeholders. Better use of this knowledge could allow the building industry to achieve quality outputs making best use of resources – the linked goals of time, cost and quality. Information networks and knowledge transfer are central to this and are recognized as integral to an industry strategy to improve productivity. However, poor delivery of information to those at the construction site and lack of effective methods of transferring knowledge between parties involved in construction become major challenges. Based on a critical review of literature and an interview survey, this paper identifies the information networks adopted in the Malaysian construction industry and models these using four knowledge transfer components classified as ‘control’, ‘innovation’, ‘best practice’ and ‘audit’ element. Knowledge integration practices - attitude, communication, skills, commitment and monitoring; and factors related to information barriers including accessibility, service delivery, information updates and publication, were identified as critical features for the success of knowledge integration in the Malaysian construction industry. A framework for knowledge transfer is proposed to promote better practices in the Malaysian construction industry.
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Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, AUBEA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042325

Document type: Conference Paper
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