Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  1. ILO 1: Students can explain the interdependencies of different components of construction as a production system
  2. ILO 2: Students can compare and contrast the similarities and differences of different production planning and control methods (Drawing Gantt Charts, CPM, LBMS, Takt time, Last Planner System)
  3. ILO 3: Students can calculate the production system cost of a schedule
  4. ILO 4: Students can explain the factors related to production system risk of a schedule
  5. ILO 5: Students can explain the significance of work and labor flow and how flow can be achieved in construction
  6. ILO 6: Students can discuss how Building Information Modeling can be used as a tool to guide production planning and control decisions
  7. ILO 7: Students can plan a location-based schedule of a real project using the Location Based Management System
  8. ILO 8: Students can make production control decisions based on the schedule using the Location Based Management System
  9. ILO 9: Students can analyze the quality of a location-based schedule
  10. ILO 10: Students can collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2021 - 28.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Olli Seppänen, Olli Seppänen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Olli Seppänen, Olli Seppänen

Contact information for the course (valid 18.12.2020-21.12.2112):

Responsible teacher: Olli Seppänen,

Course assistant: Alaa al Barazi,

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course focuses on production planning and control of construction projects. In addition to interactive lectures, team group work develop skills related to production planning and control. The exercises are based on practical construction case examples.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Production planning and control assignments 25%

    Participation during lectures and MyCourses discussions 25%

    Final exam: 50%

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Workload in total 135 hours:

    -        Lectures: 24 h (8x1,5=12 h contact time, 12 h study time)

    -        Flipped classroom: 14 h (reading and preparation)

    -        Production Planning exercise: 24 h (2*2h computer tutorials, 20 hours on own time)

    -        Production Control game: 12 h (2 h tutorial, 12 hours on own time)

    -        Weekly reading assignment: 6 h

    -        Weekly MyCourses discussions 6 h (6x1 h)

    -        Evaluation of other group s project work: 10 h

    -        Exam preparation: 30 h

    Exam: 3 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kenley,R & Seppänen, O 2010. Location-Based Management for Construction: Planning, Scheduling and Control. Spon Press: London and New York.

    eISBN-13: 9780203030417  (selected chapters) - available as e-book in the library

    Additionally academic journal and conference articles. These will be introduced during the course

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Construction Management course

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Maximum of 60 students will be accepted to the course with priority given to Master's Programme of Building Technology students. Other students can be selected based on motivation letter and/or other criteria.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Course will be implemented completely remotely in 2021 due to coronavirus.

    The lectures will be pre-recorded and contact sessions in Zoom will be used to discuss the lecture and reading contents. The students should review the videos and read the reading material before the contact session in order to benefit from contact sessions.

    Vico Schedule Planner software will be used in assignments. There will be video tutorials available and three contact sessions to review results and ask questions about the software.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption