Last edited 14 Jan 2020

Construction knowledge task group

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The construction industry is not maximising the value it extracts from its knowledge, and much of the knowledge it creates does not affect practice on the ground. As a result, the industry is less productive, less innovative and more likely to make mistakes than it should be.

The Construction Knowledge Task Group (CKTG) includes representatives of institutes, associations and the wider industry. Its purpose is to optimise the creation and dissemination of documented, practical, applicable knowledge that enhances productivity and supports compliance by:

Making it as easy as possible for practitioners and other industry stakeholders to:

  • Find the right knowledge when it is needed.
  • Access that knowledge.
  • Extract the maximum value from that knowledge.

For more information see the CKTG Vision Document.

To deliver this vision, the CKTG will first develop an industry standard for construction knowledge, along with supporting guidance, that will allow knowledge producers to achieve Level 2a of the smart knowledge routemap.

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You can contact the CKTG by emailing [email protected].

[edit] CKTG meetings (most recent first)

The fourth meeting of the CKTG took place on 12 December 2019 at the London offices of CIOB. The CKTG Vision and Routemap were adopted, and it was agreed that a workgroup would be established to deliver level 2a. The possibility of undertaking a pilot project to assess the practical benefits of level 3 was discussed.

The third meeting of the CKTG took place at the offices of RSHP in the Leadenhall Buildings in London on 1 July 2019. The CKTG Project Initiation Document and Memorandum of Understanding were adopted, and feedback was heard from the three workstreams.

The second meeting of the of the CKTG took place on Thursday 17 January 2019 in the offices of Cundall. The meeting agreed that three workstreams would be created to scope knowledge indexing, knowledge searching and access to knowledge.

The first meeting of the CKTG took place on Friday 28 September 2018 in the London Offices of CIOB during which it was agreed to undertake an industry-wide survey about knowledge use in the UK construction industry (see below for results).

On 9 May 2018 an industry-wide meeting was held at the offices of Buro Happold in London to establish the level of support for creating a Construction Knowledge Task Group.

[edit] CKTG resources

[edit] CKTG membership

Membership of the CKTG includes representatives from:

  • AEC3 UK
  • AHMM
  • Arup
  • BRE
  • BSRIA
  • CIAT
  • CIBSE
  • CIOB
  • Constructing Excellence
  • Construction Leadership Council
  • Cundall
  • Designing Buildings Wiki
  • Hoare Lea LLP
  • i3P
  • ICE
  • IHS Markit
  • Invennt
  • Loughborough University.
  • Mace
  • Pearson UK Ltd
  • Polypipe
  • RIBA
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • SRM
  • Stroma
  • The Get It Right Initiative
  • UKGBC
  • University of Dundee