On the basis of
- TØL4021 Management for Sustainability
- TØL4031 Quality and Risk Management
- TØL4041 Sustainable Development
- TØL4141 Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Assessment
Expected learning outcomes
- Advanced knowledge on how a construction project should be planned to reduce waste and to ensure that used production resources (the human capital) are utilized in such a way that an economically sustainable construction project is achieved
- Advanced knowledge on how to map, design and manage value adding work in construction so as to ensure a sustainable construction process.
- Understand the detrimental effect of work flow variation on project outcome.
- Describe the general flow of work from production start to hand-over.
- Understand what constitutes waste and value-adding work in a construction project.
- Map and analyse activities in a construction project to ensure value delivery.
- Planning of sustainable building production .
- Analyse and planning of construction projects to ensure a smooth flow of work.
General competence :
- Present key points of your work to colleagues both in writing and orally.
- Speak the professional language of construction managers.
- Value & waste in construction
- Value stream mapping of building processes
- Value adding construction processes
- Construction project planning (Planning in practice, Critical chain method, Gantt scheduling)
- Work flow and variation (Theory of constraints, Parade of trades)
- Construction work flow (Work flow, Line-of-Balance)
PBL (Problem Based Learning)
Teaching Methods (additional text)
The course will be made accessible for both campus- and remote students. Every student is free to choose the pedagogic arrangement from that is best fitted for her/his own requirement. Seminars in the course will be given on campus and are open for both categories of students through web conference-systems (Eluminate, Adobe Connect etc). Recordings of seminars and tutoring sessions will be available on internet through GUC’s learning management system (Fronter).
Teaching language is English. All hand-ins, reports and examination must be delivered in English.
Form(s) of Assessment
Oral exam, individually
Evaluation of Project(s)
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
- Project report is given a temporary grade.
- Individual oral examination (15 minutes) may adjust the grade up or down to the final grade.
- The project report must be passed before the students are able to present themselves for the oral examination.
- Students must pass both parts to pass the course
- For off campus students the oral exam will be arranged through web conference.
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
Internal examiners. External examiner every 4 years, next time 2016.
Continuation exam: revised project report
For the oral exam there will be a re-sit in agreement with the course responsible.
All materials available
- Participation in Seminars
To be decided at course start