Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: IBYA3. Course coordinator: Radhlinah Aulin,, Construction Management. Recommended prerequisits: VBEA15 The Construction Process with Business Economy, FMI645 Environmental science. Assessment: Pass with submission of all assignments, grades for seminar and project work. Final grades will be granted only when all assignments, seminars and project work meets the passing grades. Further information: Compulsory for: IBYA3. The course is conducted parallel with course that deal with project work and construction process, VBE675 Management – Project work in the construction process. Home page:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Explain and apply the basic knowledge on managing of project at different stages.

Develop an understanding on the importance for quality and environment during the production stages.

Familiarise with the types of planning and different efforts required in planning of production.

Develop an understanding on the importance of health and safety work environment for a project

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to manage the contract and procurement for construction project.

Be able to perform project cost estimation and design a planning schedule for a small scale construction project.

Be able to choose a suitable quality and environmental plan for a construction project

Be able to plan for a construction project with consideration for health and safety work environment with focus on the rules and regulations.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Acquire the engineering viewpoint of the construction process and the industry actors and their roles, responsibilities and cooperation throughout the construction process.

Gain an understanding of the contributions of the industry’s actors in different discipline. For example the architect and the engineer’s respective work and opinions in the project group and the demand for their cooperation.

With the perspective of the constructors responsibility in view, the course deals with planning and control of resources that is demanded in a construction project. The course deepens the knowledge on documentation that forms the basis for contracting and procurement. Project estimation, time scheduling, planning of health and safety work environment for resources, machines and materials is performed to the actual project work. Special consideration is focused on the following parts: Quantity estimation, price setting/estimation, time estimation, quotation/tender, method statement, health and safety risk analysis, quality plan and documentation management systems.

The pedagogical idea and the overall goal for the course is to expose students on the insight and understanding of construction industry working conditions by working on project work that is linked to an actual on-going project in the region. Work is performed with the help of different type of authorities and industries contact. Students are guided through the whole construction process and work on their own with different working elements that occurs throughout the construction phase from inception till completion. This exposes the students on the actual working environment. Guest lectures and external cooperation is part of the project work.

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.

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