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Requirements and Tools for Transferring Construction Experience Between Projects

TitleRequirements and Tools for Transferring Construction Experience Between Projects
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsReuss, MC, C. Tatum, B
IssueTR078
Date Published02/1993
PublisherCIFE
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Experience Transfer, Information Technology, Stanford University
AbstractRecent advances in computer tools and increased use of these tools for design offer excellent means for transferring design experience between projects—it is possible to start with the electronic model of the last job. However, industry professionals are frustrated regarding the difficulty of capturing construction experience and transferring it to later projects. Advanced information technology offers assistance with this critical need for integration. The research project described in this report increased understanding of the types of information to share between projects and demonstrated that microcomputer database tools can capture this information and make it available for future projects. The research method involved developing a classification of possible types of knowledge, expanding and refining this classification based on documents concerning experience transfer in design and construction firms and interviews, developing a prototype computer application to capture this information and make it available for new project teams, and testing this approach on an active construction project. This research also resulted in conclusions regarding the content of construction experience, capturing and gaining access to this information, and the feasibility of using computer tools.
URLhttps://purl.stanford.edu/sw044bk0426
PDF Linkhttps://stacks.stanford.edu/file/druid:sw044bk0426/TR078.pdf
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