Construction Project Management Research Compendium by Faisal M. Arain

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KM requires separation of time, financial investment and teams of experts in this area. The findings clearly demonstrate that the cost of investments is perceived as the most important barriers to knowledge management in architectural design firms. However, interviewees denoted that almost all architects use of information technologies every day and number of times. It shows potential of architects to access, manage and share information using computer and communication technology effectively. Although the survey is concluded that information technologies are not used efficiently.

Researchers have recognized that knowledge may be most important competitive asset. According to Zin and Egbu (2009), in the construction industry, KM strategies are particularly important for the following reasons: Projects are inter-related thus it is crucial that good practices within the project environment be adhered to and kept accessible to ensure smooth project transition. The unique characteristics of individual projects prevent the adoption of a standard set of practices applicable to all projects.

Chapter 3 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FIRMS: PERSPECTIVE OF TURKEY AEC INDUSTRY Yasemin Erbilī€Ē Department of Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Bursa Orhangazi University, Osmangazi, Bursa, Turkey ABSTRACT In this paper, the current knowledge management practices in Turkish architectural design firms are searched through a survey in Bursa/Turkey. This paper provides a basis for the research about knowledge management practices in architectural design firms in developing countries.

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