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Virtual Construction 7.5 credits

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Second cycle, P7006B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Construction Engineering and Management
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology

Entry requirements

Basic understanding about the building process and the role of construction in the construction process. Basic knowledge in 3D modeling and activity-based and location-based planning methods and Lean Construction, equivalent course P7001B Construction logistics and procurement.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
  After the course the student should, individually and together with others, be to apply theory and other course material on virtual construction to 
• Understand how to conduct model based quantity take-offs from a building information model to create cost estimates of the construction project 
• With the help from cost estimate data plan a construction project for feasible rhythm with ability to tackle disturbances.
• Understand how to analyze mass balances and how to structure production activities in construction projects to production sequences in space and time from  an economic, resource based  and environmental perspective

The student should be able 
• describe the relationship between process, terminology, and data models 
• describe how the, process, methods and techniques affects the implementation of virtual construction 
• explain the importance of standards and classification within virtual design & construction
• know the principals of buildability of civil engineering 

The course covers the conditions that apply to BIM and the broader concept of virtual construction, the construction contractor. Students will learn how BIM affects and facilitates the planning and preparation work and the demands it places on the information that comes from different roles and processes. The student will during the course get to use standard computer tools from the industry.

The first part of the course consists of theoretical lectures and practical exercises in a computer environment that trains the students' understanding of the lectures. In the second part of the course, students in small groups get to apply knowledge from the first part in a project, but also take part of guest lectures that deepen and/or broaden the student's view of virtual construction. The course ends with a written and oral presentation of the groups' results.

The examination consists of individual tasks and a group project. Rating scale is U G on individual modules and project work. The entire course is graded U 3 4 5. The final grade for the course is based on course credits (0-100p) that students gather during the course. The system is described in detail in the study guide that will be distributed at the beginning of the course.

Marcus Sandberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Borrmann, A., König, M., Koch, C., & Beetz, J. (2018). Building Information Modeling. Springer, Cham

Supplementing literature will be handed out during the course.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Assignment reportU G#3.00MandatoryA08
0002Project assignmentU G#4.50MandatoryA08

Syllabus established
by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 22 Jan 2008

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Feb 2020