TBA4405 - Digitalization in Construction Processes and Build Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 51/100
Approved exercises 15/100
Oral examination 10/100
Work 24/100

Course content

The course deals with the construction process in light of the digital shift. The course focus the project manager’s new tasks and gives you a fundamental understanding of the digitized planning and construction process. The course will also include digital process modelling (BPMN). This course does not treat only use of new BIM based computer tools to solve today’s tasks, but also new ways to organize collaboration, decision making and information flow in the whole construction process. The basis for digital information flow is the common project model called Neste steg (similar to the English parallel called RIBA Plan of Work). The course also gives knowledge of the new international standard; ISO 19650 Organization of information about construction works. Both these frameworks are key to understanding the information flow between the parties of the construction process, looks at principles and solutions for development -, and exploitation of common digital model for the construction in design, construction and operation. How to organize the project in order to achieve data security is explained. Students solve project tasks in collaboration with a company in the construction industry

Learning outcome

After completing the course, participants shall independently have: Knowledge about: - The structure of digital construction processes from start to end (see Bygg21 Neste steg/RIBA Plan of work). - Terminology for digital construction processes. - Principals for digital information flow in the building lifetime. - The impact of digitization in the construction industry. - Information production and information process (ownership, responsibility, tasks). - Need for information level of detail at different stages of the planning and construction process. - Routines for increased data security. - Standards for digital collaboration. Skills to: - perform a simple stakeholder analysis. - Organize a project with adequate roles that makes digital information flow possible. - Define appropriate requirements for digital information delivery in an AEC-project. General competence to: - Understand the possibilities and limitations in digitization of the construction process. - Plan and organize information management in AEC-industry. - Assess project manager’s tasks in a fully digital construction process. - Conceptually understand and have insight to exploit BIM in the building’s lifetime.

Learning methods and activities

This course is problem-based (CDIO). The problem is developed by the students under supervision and in collaboration with a company in property development or construction industry. We will generally use digital tools, but none are specific to this course. Discussions and group work is key.

Required previous knowledge

No more than the entrance requirement for the study program

Course materials

Relevant litterature for the project work will be selected by the student (under supervision of the responsible teacher) General literature is among other sources from following sources: Bygg21 Neste steg Neste steg is developed by a working group at NTNU connected to the BAE-program at Bygg21 (see The latest version pr Oct 2017 is available (in norwegian) at ISO19650 Organization of information about construction works -- Information management using building information modelling - Part 1: Concepts and principles - Part 2: Delivery phase of assets Other relevant sources/supporting literature will be found in Blackboard.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 51/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 10/100 2021-10-15
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 24/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved exercises 15/100
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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