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. Recognize main phases of a construction project, stakeholders and their tasks
  2. Identify different construction project delivery methods and their advantages and disadvantages
  3. Recognize different design management practices and describe situations to apply them
  4. Calculate cost estimation for a building based on a program and design
  5. Describe role and tasks of procurement and contracts in construction
  6. Describe Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) -methods and principles to apply them
  7. Explain role of construction in society and economy
  8. Identify construction management terminology
  9. Work in teams and make collaborative decisions, and present justified selections

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.11.2021 - 13.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Antti Peltokorpi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Principles of construction industry, processes and tasks from construction project management and major stakeholders point of views.

  • applies in this implementation

    •Teaching sessions consist of five kind of sessions:
    1. Course introduction session (Live Zoom, recorded)
    2. Weekly Video podcasts of the theoretical content of the course
    3. Weekly reflection and discussion sessions in hall R2 (Rakentajanaukio 4) on the content of the previous Video podcast (not recorded)
    4. Company guest lectures on the weekly topics (three in Zoom, one in campus)
    5. Teamwork presentation sessions (Live Zoom, not recorded)
    •Students have to attend at least in three of the four guest lectures.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures: 12 x 2 h

    Weekly lecture assignments


    Group work

    Assessment (scale 0-5) based on weekly assignments, exam, and team works.

  • applies in this implementation

    • Exam 40 %
    • Team work about project delivery methods 25 %
    • Weekly assignments 35 % (7 % per each)

    • Scale 0-5, 40 % of maximum points needed for grade 1


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture presentations and other material

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The maximum number of students is 100. Students in Building Technology and Geoengineering master's programmes will be prioritized.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.


Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    WA means that weekly assignment is given in that session. 

    2.11 10.15-11.45 Lecture 1a:

      • 10.15-10.45: Introduction to the course (Zoom live session)
      • Content session (Video podcast; WA1): Role in society & sub-sectors, construction production system, project phases, stakeholders 

    3.11 12.15-13.45 Lecture 1b:

      • 12.15-13.00 (Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4): Reflection and discussion on Lecture 1a, introduction to team work
      • Content session (Video podcast): Project delivery methods 

    9.11 10.15-12.00 Lecture 2a:

      • 10.15-11.00 (Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4)Reflection and discussion on Lecture 1b
      • 11.00-12.00: Company presentation: Project delivery methods, Juho-Kusti Kajander, Boost Brothers (Zoom live session)

    10.11 12.15-13.45 Lecture 2b:

      • Content session (Video podcast; WA2): Design management 

    16.11 10.15-11.45 Lecture 3a:

      • 10.15-11.45: Company presentation: Conceptual estimating and steering customer, Ari Pennanen, Haahtela (Zoom live session)

    17.11 12.15-13.45 Lecture 3b:

      • 12.15-13.00 (Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4): Reflection and discussion on lecture 2b
      • Content session (Video podcast): Cost estimating 

    23.11 10.15-11.45 Lecture 4a:

      • 10.15-11.00 (Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4)Reflection and discussion on Lecture 3b
      • 11.00-12.00: Company presentation: Cost estimating, Henrik Hassinen, Tocoman (Zoom live session; WA3)

    24.11 12.15-13.45 Lecture 4b:

      • Content session (Video podcast; WA4): Life-cycle analysis, Quality, Health & Safety 

    30.11 10.15-11.45 Lecture 5a:

      • 10.15-11.00 (Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4): Reflection and discussion of lecture 4b
      • Content session (Video podcast; WA5): Procurements & Contracts 

    1.12 12.15-13.45 Lecture 5b:

      • 12.15-13.00 (Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4): Reflection on Lecture 5a
      • 13.00-14.00: Company presentation: Procurements, Jussi Viita T2H (Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4)

    7.12 10.15-12.00: Team work presentation session A (Zoom live session)

    8.12 12.15-14.00: Team work presentation session B (Zoom live session)