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Bitarafan, M, Hosseini, S B, Abazarlou, S and Mahmoudzadeh, A (2015) Selecting the optimal composition of architectural forms from the perspective of civil defense using AHP and IHWP methods. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 11(02), 137-48.

Casamayor, J, Su, D and Sarshar, M (2015) Extending the lifespan of LED-lighting products. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 11(02), 105-22.

Kurul, E (2015) Influences of social capital on knowledge creation: An exploration in the UK built environment sector. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 11(02), 83-104.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2013.802981
  • Abstract:
    The UK built environment sector faces a number of important challenges such as reducing carbon emissions and cost. New knowledge should be created to develop new practices, competences and capabilities to overcome these challenges. Studies that characterise knowledge creation as a transformation process through the networks of social relationships and intra-organisational teams are needed to understand, and thus improve such processes in project environments. Structural, relational and cognitive dimensions of Social Capital (SC) influence the utilisation of knowledge creation opportunities inherent in project networks. Hence, SC provides the essential infrastructure for knowledge creation. A fresh approach to operationalising the concept of SC through social network analysis and content analysis is thus required. This paper develops and explores the conceptual relationships between knowledge creation and SC in the context of two live building projects. There are two main conclusions. First, structural network indices are indicators of knowledge creation opportunities but they should be considered in conjunction with the relational and cognitive dimensions to determine whether and how opportunities are being utilised. Second, project communication strategies should be designed to enable actors in structurally advantageous positions for knowledge creation to utilise these opportunities.

Luck, R (2015) Organising design in the wild: locating multidisciplinarity as a way of working. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 11(02), 149-62.

Medjdoub, B and Chenini, M B (2015) A constraint-based parametric model to support building services design exploration. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 11(02), 123-36.