Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

The Application of Knowledge Map in Construction Knowledge Management

Meng-Hsueh Lee, Yu-Cheng Lin, H. Ping Tserng

Knowledge map is one of the most important and useful tools in the knowledge management field. Knowledge map can be used to effectively plan the implementation of a knowledge management strategy for a term, department, and enterprise. With the assistance of knowledge map, users cannot only easily understand and identify where the knowledge in located in the system, but can also determine what intellectual assets are essential to their enterprise. The methodology uses a knowledge map as a tool to represent knowledge in implementing construction knowledge management effectively. The main contents of this paper includes (1) study current knowledge management and map application system’s function and characteristics; (2)propose the process for creating a construction knowledge map; (3) propose important factors and analysis in knowledge map design. Furthermore, a construction classification structure is provided in the paper and a scenario is explained to describe the framework of building construction knowledge map by studying review literature and experts symposium.

Keywords: Knowledge Management; Knowledge Map; Construction Industry; Construction Project