Course syllabus

Construction Innovation Systems

VBEN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Elective for: V5-bf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give an understanding of different construction production systems, how they have developed and how new construction production systems can be developed and implemented. This is achieved by creating an understanding of the historical development of construction production systems, the context of construction and the innovation process and how it can be managed.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course consists of lectures, assignments and a project assignment. Lectures will, among other things, go through the assignments. Some parts, both oral and written will be in English. All work will be done in groups. The assignments shall be reported in written form. During the course an individual project diary should be kept. A written and oral report describing a development and implementation strategy for a new or improved construction production system should be carried out.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination consist of a final report.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Kristian Widén,
Course administrator: Christina Glans,
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