TBA4415 - Project Management and Project Delivery Models for Digitized AEC-Projects


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course deals with project management and project delivery models in light of the ongoing digital shift. Compared to a traditional construction process, this gives new opportunities and challenges. The new situation changes roles and responsibilities between actors. The course focusses project management's new role in a digital construction process. After the course, candidates shall be able to work in project manager roles in this digitized process for a building project. Furthermore, they shall learn about the new project delivery models that is needed to make sure we can harvest the effect of digitized work processes.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, participants shall independently have knowledge about:

  • Project management based on digital information flow.
  • Roles and responsibilities in a digitized construction process.
  • Project delivery models for digitized construction processes/ digitized projects in a project based organization
  • To be a leader in a digitized and industrialized construction process.
  • Collaboration strategies and working styles for efficient exploitation of BIM
  • Evaluating competence and capabilities for digital collaboration
  • Selected methods and tools for planning and management of single projects.

Skills to:

  • Establish and apply principles for control of a project with digital information flow.
  • Use digital tools to plan and control a project.
  • Use digital tools to plan progress and cost estimates for a single building project based on digital model (to master the principles of 4D and 5D-BIM).

General competence to:

  • Assess the effect of digitization on project management and the roles in the project.
  • Analyze opportunities and limitations that lies in different project delivery models.

Learning methods and activities

The course utilizes project based and problem based learning. This includes lectures, exercises, individual studies, group work and discussions. Case studies from real cases in the building, construction and infrastructure industry are utilized. Great emphasis is put on discussion and cooperation between the course participants, as per the CDIO principals. Students present scientific articles. Software and digital tools available in the NTNU BIM-lab will be used in the course. Software for the project assignment is chosen after consultation with the course coordinator. The student groups present their projects on the last day of the course.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio consists of a group based project assignment report (55%) and three individual tasks (15% each, together 45%). Both individual tasks and group task reports can be handed in to the course teacher through Blackboard for assessment during the course. Written feedback will be given as comments in the draft text. A deadline will be given for handing in and getting feedback in the course plan at semester start. Supervision will be offered digitally at given times through the semester and must be booked by the candidates. Four individual tasks will be given, and the candidate shall deliver the three which the person concerned is most satisfied with in the portfolio. The final reports shall be delivered in Inspera within the set deadline for the course. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If the portfolio fails for reasons outside the student's control, it must be improved within a new deadline set in dialogue with the course responsible. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

TBA4405 or equivalent

Course materials

Main textbook n this course is Praktisk prosjektledelse: Fra idé til gevinst (2. utg. 2019) by Asbjørn Rolstadås, Nils Olsson, Agnar Johansen and Jan Alexander Langlo. Fagbokforlaget. (in Norwegian)

Relevant scientific literature shall be selected by the student under supervision by the responsible professor.

Supplementary sources will be available in Blackboard.

Voluntary: Common literature for fundamental competence in this specialization comprise excerpts from the following sources:

Kalsaas, Bo Terje (2017). Lean Construction. Forstå og forbedre prosjektbasert produksjon. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 978-82-450-2107-3. 456 s.

Martin Fischer, Howard W. Ashcraft, Dean Reed, Atul Khanzode (2017). Integrating Project Delivery, John Wiley Sons Ltd., ISBN: 978-0-470-58735-5, 480 pages

Peter Thomas Barnes and Nigel Davies (2015). BIM in Principle and in Practice, 2nd edition Publisher: ICE Publishing ISBN-13: 978-0727760920, (160 pages), 339,-

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
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
  • * 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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