A presentation of knowledge sources in the construction industry studied amounting to several years of experience. Knowledge is an indispensable element of engineering activity. Its characteristics, like the characteristics of the construction industry, require frequent updating of knowledge, and the knowledge itself is often hidden and not accessible directly. In a certain way, this justifies building knowledge-based support systems as tools for faster, more efficient and prompt functioning in the engineering business. Apart from characteristics of knowledge sources, the article presents the sometimes critical overview of methods for acquiring and further processing such knowledge. The usefulness of knowledge acquisition methods tested by the author largely depend on the source itself, as well as the form and content of this knowledge.