Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: IBYA3. Course coordinator: Mats Persson,, Byggnadsekonomi. Recommended prerequisits: ABV620 Construction technique with architecture and VBE601 Construction economy. Assessment: Pass with submission of all assignments, grades for part examination/seminar and project work. Final grades will be acquired only when all assignments, part examinations/seminars and project work meets the passing grades. Further information: Compulsory for: IBYA3. The course is conducted parallel with course VBE680 Work –Programme, Community Planning and Formation, VBE685 Planning and Design and VBE690 Production, Control and Planning. Home page:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

With the perspective of community and clients responsibility in view, the course deals with the leadership roll in conditions such as feasibility study, design and production stages in a construction project. Project management, project methodology and construction management stress on how the collaboration between different actors is made possible.

Theories on leadership and ethics and how different individuals can function in a group and also management’s responsibilities on organisation’s quality and environmental work is also part of the course.

The pedagogical idea and the overall goal for the course within the Project Work in construction process is to give students an insight and understanding for the construction industry’s working condition through students’ project work which is linked to an actual construction project in the region. Students’ work are carried out with the aid of different types of public authorities and industry’s contact and the same time students manage the construction process working on their own with different working elements that occurs from inception of idea until completion. These processes give students knowledge on how work is performed in practical activity.

Lectures, exercises and course material support the ongoing case work and relate to the detail parts in general. Great emphasis lies in the integration of education of an overall view of the detailed parts. The course deals with standard and determined associated to the detailed parts.

Project Management Institute: A guide to the project Management Body of Knowledge. PMBOK Guide. Third Edition. American National Standard ANSI/PMI 99-001-2004. ISBN: 1-930699-45-X.
AB04 Allmänna bestämmelser för byggnads-, anläggnings-, och installationsentreprenader. Svensk Byggtjänst 2004. ISBN: 9173330884
ABK 96 Allmänna bestämmelser för konsultuppdrag inom arkitekt- och ingenjörsverksamhet. 1996.
Byggherrens roll och uppgifter: ByggherreForum 2005. ISBN 91-975824-0-9.
Distributed handouts and other study material and additional required literature depending on nature of selected case project.