An investigation into the development of knowledge management systems within the leading irish construction companies

Brian Graham, Ken Thomas

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Abstract

The benefits that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to a construction company within the Irish Construction Industry have yet to fully materialise. However the membership and activities of the Construction Information Technology Alliance (CITA) indicates a genuine desire of the leading participants in the industry to take advantage of these technologies. The focus of this paper shall primarily be that of a review of recent literature pertaining to Knowledge Management, both in general business, and particularly in the construction domain. The paper shall also set the context for Knowledge Management from a leading Irish construction company's perspective, and map out the research methodology that will be undertaken. This methodology will include a detailed survey of the top 20 construction companies (ranked by their 2004 turnover), narrowing down to interviews with key personnel in 5 of these companies, and then undertake case study research of a single organisation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference
Pages499-508
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event21st Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 07 Sep 200509 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference
Volume1

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period07/09/200509/09/2005

Keywords

  • Construction IT Alliance (CITA)
  • Information and communications technologies (ICT)
  • Irish construction industry
  • Knowledge management
  • Research methodology

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