TBM4223 - Environmental counseling for buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course is a basic course intended to give students an introduction to the most important tasks that belong to the normal performance from an environmental consultant building (Rådgivende -ingeniør-miljø, RIM). Primarily, RIM has two functions:

1. Design environmental requirements that lead to an environmental follow-up plan, external environmental plan or equivalent.

2. Plan, follow up and document the environmental goals set in the project.

Learning outcome

Knowledge and skills: The course deals with and provides an introduction to work tasks and methods used to prepare environmental follow-up plan, external environmental plan, mapping of substances harmful to health and the environment and environmental remediation description, construction waste, waste sorting, waste plan and design for reuse, final report for actual disposal of waste, assessments related to emissions to air, soil and water in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Greenhouse gas accounting, Life cycle analysis (LCA), risk and vulnerability analysis (RVA) and HSE plan (safety, health and working environment).

General competence: After the course, students should be able to prepare an environmental follow-up plan, external environmental plan, waste plan and a final report for the actual disposal of waste. As well as being able to prepare a plan to follow up and document the environmental goals set in the project. Students should also be able to carry out simple greenhouse gas accounting, vulnerability analyzes and be able to prepare simple HSE plans.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of a series of lectures, also by external lecturers from the industry. During the semester, students will work on one or more construction projects, and the exercises will be linked to this / these projects. The exercises provide an overview of current issues that a real project faces. The work with the exercises takes place in groups, and each exercise ends with a report that is a joint answer from the group.

Further on evaluation

Group assignments is graded as a portfolio assessment with one combined grade.

Course materials

Compendium published by the department. Lecture notes. Information from suppliers, etc.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

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 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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