When will we learn: key factors and potential barriers

Paranagamage, Primali and Carrillo, Patricia and Ruikar, Kirti and Fuller, Paul (2011) When will we learn: key factors and potential barriers. Project Report. Loughborough University.

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Abstract

The overall aim of this research was to improve the dissemination of Lessons Learned in construction projects so that contractors’ project teams have access to the most relevant lessons at the most appropriate time, in the most appropriate format. The outcome of the research aimed to provide (1) an understanding of the different systems and tools used for recording Lessons Learned amongst major construction contractors; (2) an understanding of the needs in terms of what sort of lessons are required, the level of detail required and how best these should be made available; and (3) an approach on how best to disseminate Lessons Learned.
The key objectives of the research were to:
1. Investigate current practice for recording and disseminating Lessons Learned;
2. Identify potential barriers for successfully disseminating Lessons Learned; and
3. Identify key factors affecting company processes to encourage a more systematic dissemination of Lessons Learned.

The study was conducted in three phases. The first investigated contractors’ current practices for recording and disseminating Lessons Learned through a questionnaire survey. The second phase identified key factors that would encourage the institutionalisation of Lessons Learned and also the factors that inhibit their use. The third phase examined how current processes could be adapted to develop a process that would embed the systematic dissemination of Lessons Learned within an organisation’s existing practices.

This report focuses on the second stage of the project that identified from the end users those factors that would encourage the institutionalisation of Lessons Learned and also the factors that inhibit their use of Lessons Learned.

Keywords:Lessons learned, uk construction organisations, barriers, key factors
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K200 Building
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K220 Construction Management
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K130 Architectural Technology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:12988
Deposited On:20 Jan 2014 10:24

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