TVB4200 - Digital Twin for Built Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The goal of the course is to provide knowledge and experience in how information can be established, managed and used as a common digital twin to support a construction process. The digital twin will cover both technical and organizational aspects, and will be used throughout the construction process, from planning, via design, construction, operation / maintenance and to demolishing.

The course will show how knowledge from basic topics supplemented with new topics can be used to establish digital twins that support construction processes, and become useful for all parties involved. The principles in the ISO19650 family of standards, especially related to different types of requirements (OIR, PIR, AIR) and the ISO 19650 concept CDE (Common Data Environment), will be important in the course.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, students should have:

knowledge about:

  • how to identify tasks where the digital twin will be useful
  • how to set up requirements for digital twins (including requirements for data content, process / decision support and user involvement / visualizations)
  • identification and formulation of requirements of different types: OIR (organization requirements), PIR (project requirements) and AIR (asset requirements)
  • how identified requirements of different types can be formulated for use in digital tools
  • overview of current, available systems

skills to

  • facilitation of tools that are part of the establishment, management and use of digital twins
  • testing of collaboration solutions for construction processes

general competence

  • analyze and evaluate user needs and other guidelines for collaboration support tools

Learning methods and activities

The course can be given as a guided self-study if less than 6 students are registered.

The course is conducted as compressed teaching modules / seminars in the beginning and middle part of the spring semester. The semester ends with a group-based project assignment in collaboration with an external partner.

Planned teaching is a combination of online teaching, group discussions, self-study, supervision and guest lectures from relevant actors in the industry.

Discussions and cooperation between the participants and initiatives towards the industry are important parts of the course.

Relevant seminars in the first part of the course (the list will be revised at the start of the study):

  • Requirements for construction projects and thus for digital twins (owner, user, executor, public), including guidelines for information management from the ISO19650 perspective
  • Necessary components in a digital twin (including design / documentation of the building, version management, validation, visualization, simulation, autonomy)
  • Presentation and assessment of existing (commercial?) solutions
  • Information security management and competence needs for a digital twin to work

Specific conditions

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Building and construction technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





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