AAR4815 - Planning and Building Process


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course provides an introduction to the subject area with regard to topicality, challenges and importance in terms of value creation both for the industry and for society with regard to sustainable development, circular economy and the green shift. The course will give basic introduction to the building process, the most important framework influencing the project, and strategies for conducting a project. The subject will give knowledge about the plan process with emphasize on planning and building regulations in Norway. The building regulation process will emphasize on the advanced conference, applications and plans of control for the design and the execution of projects. Topics that will be dealt with; - architectonic quality - processes and activities - actors, roles and tasks - project framework - process strategies Special focus will be on the premises in the building laws and regulations, and how this is managed in different projects. This will be illustrated with examples from several projects where the relation between the premises and the development of the projects will be discussed. Focus is on the interplay between the several actors in the building process. The project will include an evaluation of a building regulation in Trondheim.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE - the student; • has basic knowledge of the planning system and general principles and intentions in planning and building legislation. • has in-depht knowledge of the building process, the division and content of the subprocesses and the main internal and external factors related to the project • has good knowledge of the different actors, their roles, tasks and responsibilities in relation to the planning and construction process • has in-depth knowledge of how projects are carried out, different implementation strategies, the various elements that are included, and different strengths and weaknesses associated with the execution ABILITY - the student; • can analyze cases and relate critically to different sources of information and apply them to structure and make professional reasoning • can use relevant theory to discuss how building legislation, implementation strategies and other framework factors affect a project • can, on the basis of theory and empirics, provide clear conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of construction projects • can conduct an independent, limited project / case study under supervision and in accordance with good research practice GENERAL COMPETENCE - the student; • understands the various roles and tasks related to the execution of a project and how this is done in practice seen from an architect, a developer and a governmential perspective • understands how different factors affect the planning and implementation of construction projects and can provide relevant improvement proposals • can apply relevant academic terms and expressions related to the planning and construction process in a professional and scientific manner and communicate the results of the project work in a structured and clear manner

Learning methods and activities

Lectures are given in Norwegian! Lectures and project work / case studies. lectures with various industry actors showing good examples and best practice in planning and implementation of construction projects. Project work individually or in groups.

Further on evaluation

Grades are given on the basis of the completed project assignment. The report can consist of several hand-ins. The report is carried out as group work with a common grade for the group, but can also be conducted as an individual work. There will be a brief oral presentation of the thesis, but will not be a part of the final assessment of the course.

You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Facility Management (MAEIENDOM)
Physical Planning (MFYSPL)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor or equivalent level

Course materials

Hansen, Geir K. Samspillet i byggeprosessen. Fagbokforlaget 2019.

Different course material, web.

Literature list is posted at startup semester.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Urban Design and Planning
  • Architectural Design and Management
  • Architecture and Economics
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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