CONCEPT OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S PERSPECTIVE

Zarith Fahteha Mohd Khalis, Sulzakimin Hj Mohamed, Md Asrul Nasid Masrom

Abstract


Sustainable development was introduced to generate a balanced national development from the economic growth, environmental protection, and social equality. However, the development demands implemented in Malaysia have been causing various damages and destructions to the environment, inviting social problems and economic imbalances. Rapid development in construction industries observed only for profiting and ignores the well-being of the environment. Hence, initiatives should be taken to overcome the growing crisis and arouse awareness in sustainable development.

Therefore, knowledge of sustainable development is important to all relevant parties in the industries. Knowledge transfer is a medium and the best platform to convey the information and knowledge about the sustainable development of individual, department, organization and agencies. However, the knowledge transfer practices are still needed room for improvement and need more efforts to turn it out as a culture among the players. In relation to that, the objective of this study to observe the existing method of knowledge transfer practices, understanding the existing method, the application of the methods used in carrying out the tasks of every department and improvements can be made to strengthen the current practices for achieving the goal of sustainable development at the local authority level.


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