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BOM025 - Construction, processes and management
Effektiva byggproduktionsprocesser
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPDCM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

 
Teaching language: English
Application code: 88115
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 60

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPDCF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPDCM DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Christian Koch

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Only for students admitted to MSc programme within Architecture or Civil and environmental engineering, as well as for exchange students with equivalent background.

Aim

The construction industry faces a number of major challenges; global competitiveness, global sustainability and individuals physical and mental health. The purpose of this course is twofold. First, developing an understanding of how construction processes are organised. Second, developing an understanding of how design and construction companies can develop processes that meet the challenges by minimising the use of resources.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Understand and apply theories, concepts and techniques on building processes.

This competence include:
- Ability to identify and select proper theory and approach to solving construction process, organisation and management challenges, such as the complexity in coordinating the resources involved, i.e. information, people, material and machines 
- Theories on human activities in building processes, other process theories and the lean approach focusing on minimising waste.
- Analysis of the role of site - and project management and its relationship to complex environments, including supplier and subcontractors
- Appraisal of productivity and performance concepts, their advantances and disadvantages.

Content

The course integrate theoretical approaches with practical cases. Key concepts are:
Processes
Managing
Industrialisation
Lean
Performance measurement
Focus is on how you should organise and lead construction processes

Organisation

The course consists of the following learning activities:
- lectures, including guest speakers from industry and academia
- cases and exercises
- a group assignment

The course includes mandatory seminars and presentations.

Literature

A selection of articles for close reading and discussion

Examination including compulsory elements

The course includes mandatory seminars and presentations

Examination according to learning outcome goals by three assignments:
Assignment 1, an exercise counts 20%.
Assignment 2, a group work 40%.
Assignment 3, a group note 40%.
Assignment 3 involves handing in a written note and obligatory presentation day


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