Course syllabus

The Role of the Construction Client

VBEN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2017-04-06

General Information

Elective for: L4-fe, V4-bf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The construction client has a unique opportunity to affect the implementation of a construction project.Byggherren This course aims at giving an understanding about the role of the construction client and an insight into the opportunities for the construction client to manage a change process. Further the course will cover the rules and legislations that control he procurement of a construction project. With special focus on public procurement.

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 deals with long term client stratgies in the procurement och buildings and other constructions., with emphasis on the importance of choosing the appropriate form of procurement and cooperation in relation to public procurement. The rules and legislations concerning the procurement of construction projects is another important issue that the course in relation to the specifications concerning performance, implementation, quality and the environment.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Approved assignment, indvidual and in group. Compulsory seminars may occur.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: L: VBEF05 Construction Process and Project Management. V: VBEF01 Project Management.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VFR081

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Stefan Olander,
Course administrator: Christina Glans,
Course homepage:
Further information: Compulsory parts of the course may occur. Some parts of the course may be taught in English.