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Construction knowledge task group
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.
This is because practitioners and other stakeholders; may be unaware of knowledge assets, they may not have access to them, they may not have the time or capability to understand them, or they may be in a form that is difficult to apply. 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:
For more information see the File:Construction knowledge task group position paper v4.pdf.
The Task Group has established three workstreams to progress this agenda:
- Indexing construction knowledge: How should construction knowledge be ‘tagged’ so that it is easier to identify specific types required by practitioners?
- Finding construction knowledge: Could new search tools be developed to help practitioners find the knowledge they need when they need it.
- Accessing construction knowledge: Is it possible to co-ordinate subscriptions, sign up forms, memberships and pay walls and to make them more flexible so that it is easier to access multiple knowledge sources through one search query.
 Task group meetings
The second meeting of the of the Construction Knowledge Task Group took place on Thursday 17 January in the offices of Cundall. The meeting agreed the three workstreams that would be pursued.
The first meeting took place on Friday 28 September in the London Offices of CIOB. This followed an industry working group meeting on 9 May 2018 to establish the level of support for creating a task group.
 Task group resources
- Construction Knowledge Survey results in full. 10 January 2019.
- Construction Knowledge Survey results. Press release. 10 January 2019.
- Construction Knowledge Survey launch. Press release. 1 November 2018.
- File:Construction knowledge task group position paper v4.pdf. July 2018.
- Knowledge gap survey responses. 28 May 2018.
- Construction knowledge gap meeting. 9 May 2018.
- Example industry search engine. May 2018.
- An example RESEARCH FINDINGS article. March 2018
- Research findings dissemination template. March 2018.
- Fit for Purpose launch event. 21 September 2017.
- Fit for purpose - Big data reveals the construction knowledge gap. 21 September 2017.
- Draft construction industry knowledge standard. 2014.
- CKTG logo.
- Construction knowledge sources. Live document.
 Task group membership
Membership of the group includes representatives from:
- AEC3 UK
- Constructing Excellence
- Construction Leadership Council
- Designing Buildings Wiki
- Rider Levett Bucknall
- The Get It Right Initiative
- University of Dundee
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