TBA4179 - Urban Facilities Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Individual assignment 40/100
Group Assignment 60/100

Course content

The module gives specialization within the field of Urban Facility Management to give a foundation for good strategic planning and implementation of neighborhood, community or city level management, operation and maintenance of properties. It covers the principles of the built environment that enable maximising the economic, social and environmental opportunities of inhabitants, thereby laying the foundations for prosperity and health. The core attributes of the principles discussed are open governance, value orientation and community engagement. Main topics are: Urban Facilities Management, roles and organization of tasks, Value models (value sharing, value capturing, realization of gains, economic success which leads to societal improvements), Health and Well-being concept including safety and security, Sustainability, Urban ecosystem, Public Private People Partnership, Circular Economy and Social aspects (community engagement, culture identity, motivational aspects).

Learning outcome


The candidate should have knowledge of selected topics concerning Urban Facility Management. This includes:

  • Understanding and application of relevant models, analytical tools and methods
  • Methods for urban area condition assessments and sustainability analysis, refurbishment, reconstruction, adaptation and development of existing buildings
  • Methods for co-creation of an urban value ecosystem, which has people and environment as the main driving forces and urban facility manager as the main enabler, change agent and implementer
  • Roles, responsibilities and organization
  • Legislation, regulations and standards


  • The candidate is able to implement and lead processes for development and management of Urban Facility Management and to choose and apply analysis methods and tools related to management, economy, social and environmental sustainability in urban or rural communities.
  • The candidate get familiar with motivational theory and develop skills to facilitate alteration processes within management of communities, facilities and existing buildings.


The candidate can:

  • Understand the importance, values and challenges of the built environment to the people and society
  • Know the basic principles for sustainable preserving and development of existing buildings
  • Recognize the Urban Facility Managers role, responsibilities, and opportunities towards the owners and users of the society as well as public authorities
  • Apply procedures, tools and methods in a way that promotes smart and sustainable solutions, urban facility management and health, well-being, safety and security of citizens

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises will be given in English. The learning model consists of lectures, dialogues and discussions, seminars, exercises, excursions or supervised self-study. A project assignment will also be carried out, individually and in groups of 3-5 persons.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The course will be assessed through an mandatory project assignment, that consist of an individual project assignment and a group assignment. The work, both individually and in the group shall be presented in plenum and will not be assessed but will count as a whole in the assessment of the work. The individual part counts 40 % and the group part counts 60 %.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelors degree or at least three years of study within one of the fields real estate, civil engineering or economics.

Course materials

Scientific articles and text books will be given at the beginning of the semester. Some of the literature might be in Norwegian.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Facility Management
  • Urban Design and Planning
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Building Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Individual assignment 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Group Assignment 60/100 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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