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Knowledge management for the construction industry: the e-cognos project

Wetherill, M, Rezgui, Y, Lima, C and Zarli, A 2002, 'Knowledge management for the construction industry: the e-cognos project' , Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon), 7 , pp. 183-196.

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Abstract

The paper focuses upon the contribution which adequate use of the latest development in Information and Communication Technologies can make to the enhancement, development and improvement of professional expertise in the Construction domain. The paper is based on the e-COGNOS project, which aims at specifying and developing an open model-based infrastructure and a set of tools that promote consistent knowledge management within collaborative construction environments. The specified solution emerged from a comprehensive analysis of the business and information / knowledge management practices of the project end-users, and makes use of a Construction specific ontology that is used as a basis for specifying adaptive mechanisms that can organise documents according to their contents and interdependencies, while maintaining their overall consistency. The e-Cognos web-based infrastructure will include services, which allow the creation, capture, indexing, retrieval and dissemination of knowledge. It also promotes the integration of third-party services, including proprietary tools. The e-COGNOS approach will be tested and evaluated through a series of field trials. This will be followed by the delivery of business recommendations regarding the deployment of e-COGNOS in the construction sector. The research is ongoing and supported by the European Commission under the IST programme - Key Action II.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special issue: ICT for knowledge management in construction
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management, construction industry, ontology, web services
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General)
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon)
Publisher: CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 18744753
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2009 13:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/614

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