Help us improve construction industry knowledge

We're on a mission to improve construction industry knowledge so that it's easier to find, easier to access and easier to use. But first we need to know how you use knowledge now. Fill in this quick survey and help us build a picture of what you access, where you find it, and what holds you back.

You can find out more about the Construction Knowledge Task Group here.

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* 3. Which industry bodies are you a member of?

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* 4. Do you have easy access to all the knowledge you need to do your job?

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* 5. What types of construction industry knowledge do you refer to?

  Every day Every week Every month Less than once a month Less than once a year Never
Legislation / regulations / policy.
Standards / codes.
Technical / design guidance.
Business / project management guidance.
Product information.
Case law / case studies.
Research.
CPD material.

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* 6. Where do you find the knowledge you need?

  Every day Every week Every month Less than once a month Less than once a year Never
Colleagues.
Physical libraries.
Subscriptions to print publications.
Digital subscriptions.
In-house digital knowledge services.
Professional institutes / associations.
Going direct to free online sources.
Internet searches.
Events / training.

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* 7. How much do you trust these knowledge sources?

  Most trusted (5) 4 3 2 Least trusted (1) N/A
Colleagues.
Physical libraries.
Subscriptions to print publications.
Digital subscriptions.
In-house digital knowledge services.
Professional institutes / associations.
Going direct to free online sources.
Internet searches.
Events / training.

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* 8. Do any of the following barriers prevent you from accessing or using the knowledge you need?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Cost.
Time.
Sign-up forms.
Not being aware of what is available.
Knowledge is not relevant to me.
Knowledge is difficult to understand.
Knowledge is difficult to apply.

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* 9. Would any of the following changes help you use knowledge more effectively?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree not disagree Agree Strongly agree
Making knowledge more practical.
Better search tools.
Integrating separate knowledge sources.
Making knowledge less expensive.
Alerts telling me about relevant knowledge.
Newsletters summarising new knowledge.

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* 10. Tell us any other comments or suggestions you have.

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