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


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral presentation 10/100 30 minutes A
Project work 51/100
Knowledge tests 15/100
Exercises 24/100

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 delivery models for digitized construction processes/ digitized projects in a project based organization
  • Roles and responsibilities in a digitized construction process.
  • Project management based on digital information flow.
  • 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:

  • Perform a stakeholder analysis and develop a communication plan.
  • Establish and apply principles for control of a project with digital information flow.
  • Use digital tools to plan a project.
  • Use digital tools to define physical frame, progress and cost estimates for a single building project (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. 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. To provide basic competence a demonstration of the following tool/techniques will be given: - Process modelling (based upon BPMN) (Free software: Bizagi)

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

TBA4405 or equivalent

Course materials

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

Common literature for fundamental competence 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

Supplementary literature (from other / previous courses)

Bygg21 Neste steg/RIBA Plan of work

Neste steg is developed by a working group at NTNU associated with the Construction Programme for Bygg21. (RIBA Plan of Work is the English predecessor). The current version (October 2017) can be downloaded here:

ISO19650 Organization of information about construction works -- Information management using building information modelling

- Part 1: Concepts and principles

- Part 2: Delivery phase of assets


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,-

Supplementary sources will be available in Blackboard.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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 assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Project work 51/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Exercises 24/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Knowledge tests 15/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral presentation 10/100 A 2022-05-24 09:00
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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