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Guide to developing effective learning networks in construction (C508)

Learning networks are a powerful mechanism for spreading good practice in all aspects of construction work and for encouraging effective innovation. However, there is confusion over what constitutes a 'learning network' and how it may best be employed to benefit a company, individuals or the industry as a whole. This book aims to address these issues in a clear, logically structured way. It focuses on subscription-based networks aimed at promoting better practice in UK construction. It is a practical, accessible guide for anyone planning, setting up or already running a learning network, and can be used to help design a network that will meet the specific learning needs of a given target membership. The guide includes checklists that will be of considerable practical help. Two related project reports are also available on the research background to this topic.

Key words: benchmarking and KPIs.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-508-7
Author: R Holti and S Whittle
Number of pages: 76 (paperback)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: February 1999