The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of knowledge management in the construction industry; the references analyzed formulate theoretical links between the variables listed above, therefore this article organizes the material. The methodology employed is founded on a systematic literature review, a bibliometric search of the variables, and an analytical-synthetic procedure based on the classification of articles. The outcome is the formulation of the current state of the art, which schematizes the variables individually and their interrelation. This work contributes to the literature of knowledge management and project management by presenting these findings. To improve the performance of knowledge transfer and, consequently, the performance of projects, this study is also of importance to corporations and public bodies that manage projects in the construction industry.