VB8000 - Sustainable Built Environment with Digital Process


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 60/100 A
Oral examination 40/100 30 minutes E

Course content

The course is given every year. Important topics are: The value of Building information modelling (BIM) and Geography information system (GIS) for sustainable built environment development; Data management and Information flow; Regulations and standards related; sustainability assessment (LCA, LCC, SA) for built environment; Integrating BIM and building energy modelling; Integrating BIM and sustainability assessment for built environment (data preparing and quality, information format, information flow); BIM and GIS for sustainable development and management in district and city (transport, energy distribution, sewage system, etc.); Machine learning in the civil engineering.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course will give an overview and understanding of sustainable built environment development with digital processes.

Skills: Plan, evaluate and manage the built environment within the digitalisation and sustainable perspective

General competence: The course will give knowledge on building information modelling (data capturing, processing, modelling), optimisation methods and data analytic to support the decision making in the planning, design, construction and management of the built environment.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, colloquia, self studies, preparation of an individual project report. The topic of the report will be related to the research areas covered by the course, and it may be related to the actual PhD project of each student. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required. When there is less than 3 students, the course will designed for mainly self study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Seminar

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Required previous knowledge

MSc degree with qualifications for PhD studies at NTNU. Building information modelling (BIM) Geography information system (GIS)

Course materials

Textbooks, reports, papers, etc. to be announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Geomatics
  • Building Science
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 40/100 E 2023-12-15
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 60/100 A





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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