BYGT2203 - Digital interaction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100 A

Course content

The course deals with how future engineers will work and collaborate in the building, construction and real estate (BAE) industry. Today's students must have relevant expertise that contributes to the active implementation of the digital shift that is now taking place in the BAE industry.

This course will provide students with a new type of digital competence for a comprehensive understanding of the content and relationship between digital technology, changed processes, and changed interaction throughout the construction / project life cycle. Subject emphasizes data-driven project management, information management and system thinking.

This topic is not just about using new BIM based data tools to solve today's tasks, but also about new ways of organizing the interaction and information flow throughout the construction process based on the next-step roaming norm and process modeling.

The course includes some software training to get started using design software (Autodesk Revit / Trimble Novapoint), digital model quality control (Solibri Model Checker), building process information flow modeling (Bizagi Process Modeler), and project management software (Catenda BIMsync ). Awareness of procedures for increased digital security is also included in the topic. Standards are used to provide students with competence in information management and delivery principles. The Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) framework from CIB is used to understand and analyze the interaction: Process-People-Technology.

Digital String: Digital skills with BIM tools, Digital navigation skills in databases, digital processing skills in VDC and project work, digital collaboration skills with web-based presentation in groups to demonstrate digital competency.

Learning outcome

Knowledge The student has

  • In-depth knowledge of how future engineering tasks can be solved with support of digital technology and changing work processes
  • knowledge of best practice in using BIM software and processes in the BAE industry
  • knowledge of relevant national and international standards and frameworks for BIM-supported projects
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for increased information security -Knowledge of research and development in digitization / building information modeling (BIM)

Skill The student can:

  • apply principles of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in project work
  • apply digital technology and custom processes to solve engineering tasks
  • Specify building processes and information deliveries using NS-EN-ISO 29481-1: 2017 and Construction21 Next step (started developed to Norwegian standard)
  • Specify information deliveries and BIM implementation plans in accordance with the principles of ISO 19650-2 (under development)

General competence The student can

  • demonstrate the use of new digital technology and custom processes for solving existing / future-oriented tasks in the BAE industry
  • produce existing relevant information and systematize it for further digital processing
  • identify technological and organizational challenges related to the development and implementation of digital technologies and processes in the BAE industry

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and learning on computer spaces. The learning is based on real engineering tasks where groups of 3-4 will prepare a feasibility study before increased digitization. The project work is presented as a consultant report and related online presentation.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor programme in Civil Engineering, Trondheim (BIBYGG)

Course materials

Eilif Hjelseth og Tor Tollnes (2019). BIM! Program og prosess, med innføring i Revit 2020. ISBN 978-82-691753-0-1, 254 sider, Selges på forelesningene.

Excerpts from the standards:Bygg21 Neste steg - under development as a Norwegian standard

ISO19650 (under utvikling) Organization of information about construction works -- Information management using building information modelling

  • Part 1: Concepts and principles
  • Part 2: Delivery phase of assets
  • Part 3: Operational phase of assets

NS-EN-ISO 29481-1 (2017) Building information models - information delivery manual.

  • Part 1: Methodology and formats.

NS-EN-ISO 29481-2 (2012) Building information models - information delivery manual

  • Part 2: Interaction framework.

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS), CIB, Research Roadmap, Publication 370.

Additional reading to be distributed via Blackboard.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Building and Construction Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
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