TBA4157 - Building Process – Project Based Production


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course cover constrcution projects as production systems bases on theroy and tools from Lean Construction, a production management-based approach to project delivery.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • know the origins of Lean Production and Lean Construction and what the concepts entail
  • has knowledge of value theory and what provides value for different stakeholders in construction projects
  • understands projects as value delivery systems and principles for optimizing them
  • understands central production, team and communication theories and can apply them to explain construction projects as a production system
  • understand lean principles and concepts for making good decisions
  • understands projects as value delivery systems and principles for optimizing them
  • is familiar with common measures within lean construction measures to facilitate collaboration in construction projects
  • know different approaches to facilitate better construction site logistics
  • know various lean methods for improving production system
  • understands the key principles of project implementation using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Target Value Delivery (TVD)


The candidate

  • can analyze what provides value for a stakeholder
  • can use the lean methods Last Planner System and rate planning for progress planning and control.
  • can conduct decision analysis using the Choosing by Advantages (CBA) methodology
  • can create A3 reports

General competence

The candidate

  • can handle problems where there is no single correct answer
  • can plan and manage their own and their own group's work in a reliable way

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, videos, games and simulations in groups, group tasks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Reflection note

Further on evaluation

The course assessment is a portfolio consisting of individual and group assignments submitted throughout the semester. The requirement for submitting the portfolio is the approval of four reflection notes.

Course materials

Selected materials. All course liiterature is posted on Blackboard.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

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





Room Building Number of candidates
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