ITcon Special Issue

ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction

editor(s) Abdul Samad (Sami) Kazi, Senior Research Scientist
VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland
http://www.vtt.fi Sami.Kazi@vtt.fi

Matti Hannus, Chief Research Scientist
VTT -Technical Research Centre of Finland
http://www.vtt.fi Matti.Hannus@vtt.
summary Welcome to this special issue of ITcon on “ICT support for knowledge management in construction”. The terms knowledge and knowledge management have been “the hype” for quite some time now. The simple (and much used) argument that knowledge management is “the step after” information management leads to certain delusions. If we expect otherwise, then it may not be long before someone coins the term “wisdom management” and this becomes the focal point of future research and development. On the contrary, one needs to see knowledge management not only as “the step after” information management, but on its own as well. This in itself is a major task considering the number of definitions one comes across in both literature and public debate. Though it is not our intention here to define knowledge or knowledge management, we do present a well appreciated quote from Dr. Jari Puttonen, Senior Advisor, Fortum Engineering Ltd., who on the objectives of knowledge management said the following, “sort the wheat from the chaff and then sieve out the real drops of

Papers in this special issue

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1Hearn P, Bradier A and Jubert A (2002).
Building Communities: Organisational Knowledge Management within the European Commission´s Information Society Technologies Programme,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 63-68, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/1
2Al-Ghassani AM, Kamara JM, Anumba CJ, Carrillo PM (2002).
A tool for developing knowledge management strategies,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 69-82, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/2
3Al-Jibouri SH and Mawdesley MJ (2002).
A knowledge based system for linking information to support decision making in construction,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 83-100, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/3
4O'Brien W J, Issa RRA, Hammer J, Schmalz MS, Geunes J and Bai S X (2002).
SEEK: Accomplishing enterprise information integration across heterogeneous sources,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 101-124, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/4
5Egbu CO and Botterill C (2002).
Information technologies for knowledge management: their usage and effectiveness,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 125-137, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/5
6Koivu TJ (2002).
Future of Product Modeling and Knowledge sharing in the FM/AEC industry,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 139-156, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/6
7Moore D R (2002).
Perception \"noise\" in the cognition of visualised construction process concepts,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 157-166, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/7
8Van Leeuwen JP, Fridqvist S (2002).
Supporting Collaborative Design by Type Recognition and Knowledge Sharing,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 167-182, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/8
9Wetherill M, Rezgui Y, Lima C, Zarli A (2002).
Knowledge management for the construction industry: the e-cognos project,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 183-196, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/9
10Whelton M, Ballard G, Tommelein I D (2002).
A knowledge management framework for project definition,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 197-212, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/10
11Lehto M, Himanen V (2002).
Multidisciplinary information management in const- ruction industry, example of facilities management,
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 213-244, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/11
12Kazi S, Hannus M (2002).
Editorial: ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction (special issue),
ITcon Vol. 7, Special issue ICT for Knowledge Management in Construction, pg. 57-61, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2002/12