PD 7503:2003

PD 7503:2003

Introduction to knowledge management in construction

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 2003




Construction is by any measure a vast and complex industry. On each building project several layers of different skills must come together to produce an often unique product. Designers, engineers and contractors, who may use different means of conveying the same information, must work together on complex projects often lasting months or years.

It has been estimated that defects in the UK construction industry cost at least £20 billion to repair or rebuild every year. Many of these defects are the result of the inefficient use and communication of information.

PD 7503 is targeted specifically at the construction industry, in which only relatively few companies have so far embraced Knowledge Management. It serves as an introductory guide on how to manage the wealth of knowledge involved in a construction project, so that it is properly communicated and applied. The concise guidance within will help those wishing to make progress in this area so that they can gain an appreciation of the full benefits of effective Knowledge Management.


1 Scope
2 Construction KM
3 Why should organizations consider KM?
4 How should organizations tackle KM?
5 Conclusion
6 References and further reading

Standard NumberPD 7503:2003
TitleIntroduction to knowledge management in construction
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date15 June 2003
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)PD 7500, PD 7502, PD 7501, PAS 2001
DescriptorsManagement operations, Construction, Buildings, Information, Library and information science, Management techniques, Management Knowledge management
ISBN0 580 33343 4
File Size439 KB

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