An Integrative Knowledge Management System for Environmental-Conscious Construction

Zhen Chen, Chin Wang Kong, Heng Li, Qian Xu

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This chapter introduces an integrative knowledge management prototype named E+ for environmental-conscious construction based on a comprehensive integration of current environmental management (EM) techniques and tools in construction. The overall objective is to apply the theory of knowledge management (KM) in EM in construction, and the authors will achieve it though developing the E+ model and its tools for dynamic EM in construction. The approaches applied in this chapter include system analysis and development, literature review, questionnaire survey and interview, and case study. The results from this chapter include the E+, a comprehensive review of EM tools adopted in construction, and a demonstration of the implementation of the E+. Furthermore, the authors hope that the adoption and implementation of the E+ can effectively improve contractors’ performance in EM and reduce adverse environmental impacts in construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective
EditorsAbdul Samad Kazi
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781591403623
ISBN (Print)159140360X
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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