Archive for the ‘Knowledge Management’ Category

by HingePoint An economist recently said that America has not had a technological revolution since the computer. We at HingePoint were floored. Working as a BIM consultant in architecture, engineering, and construction, we know this is inaccurate. Not to call him out,  but he is flat out wrong. Everything we have been seeing suggests we […]

by Durward K. Sobek II, Allen C. Ward and Jeffrey K. Liker Toyota Motor Corporation is an industry leader in product development lead time while using fewer engineers than its U.S. competitors. It has also shown remarkable consistency in market share growth and profit per vehicle, which led to cash reserves of $21 billion, exceeding those […]

by DeAnne Aguirre and Micah Alpern Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape. Vast new markets and labor pools have opened up, innovative technologies have put once-powerful business models on the chopping block, and capital flows and investor demand have become less predictable. To meet these challenges, firms have […]

Critical Theory of Information As for the expression of opinion, it astonishes me that philosophers go on talking about politics without examining the role of the mass media. How can anyone take seriously discussions of democracy that ignore the single biggest elephant in the room, namely Donald Trump? Surely philosophers too get robo-calls and watch […]

BIM and Information Technology | JUNE 14, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor Architecture, engineering, and construction firms can lead the way in helping clients make use of new, broad access to high-value information. The buzzword may be “Big Data,” but the reality is that Building Teams need to burrow deep into those huge datasets in the course […]

Copyright © 2013 Shih-Ping Ho et al. Abstract Construction knowledge can be communicated and reused among project managers and jobsite engineers to alleviate problems on a construction jobsite and reduce the time and cost of solving problems related to constructability. This paper proposes a new methodology for the sharing of construction knowledge by using Building […]

By Paul C. Charlesraj. Abstract – Knowledge Management (KM) is a business management technique that promises improved competitive advantage among other benefits for an organization. The application of KM in construction is fairly researched and reported. Although Building Information Modeling (BIM) is gaining wide acceptance among Architects and Project Managers for efficient and effective design […]

ABSTRACT Fragmentation of construction information has been challenging in the AEC/FM (Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Facility Management) industry for a long time, and caused significant difficulties of information management. This fragmentation is also reported to be a major contributing factor to loss of knowledge. Several methods and tools have been developed to solve the problems […]

Align knowledge management systems (or any system for that matter) with how people do work. Lew Platt, the former chairman, president, and CEO of Hewlett-Packard once said: “If HP only knew what HP knows, we would be three times more productive.” Even companies a fraction of the size of HP need a good knowledge management system […]

Innovation, Optimism and Jobs Joe Nocera. The Opinion Pages. NYT Is digital technology destroying middle-class jobs? Does it exacerbate income inequality? Does it boost economic growth and productivity — without creating the jobs that ought to come with economic growth? Last month I gave space to a book titled “Who Owns the Future?” by the computer scientist […]