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: 09.01.2023 - 21.02.2023

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

    Contact teaching in Hall R2, Rakentajanaukio 4 (WA=weekly assignment).

    Old video-podcasts on the content lectures will be also provided. However, this year lecture content may change remarkably from those old ones, therefore it is suggested to attend in the contact sessions.


    o    Introduction to the course

    o    Content Lecture 1: Role in society & sub-sectors, construction production system, project phases, stakeholders (WA1)


    o    Reflection on Lecture 1

    o    Content Lecture 2: Project delivery methods

    o    Introduction to group work


    o    Company presentation: Conceptual estimating and steering customer, Ari Pennanen, Haahtela & Aalto University


    o    Reflection on Lecture 2

    o    Content Lecture 3: Design management (WA2)


    o    Reflection on Lecture 3

    o    Content Lecture 4: Life-cycle analysis, Quality, Health & Safety


    o    Company presentation: Life-cycle analysis, Katarina Varteva, A-Insinöörit (WA 3)

    o    Reflection on Lecture 4


    o    Company presentation: Cost estimating, Henrik Hassinen, Tocoman (WA 4)


    o    Content Lecture 5: Cost estimating


    o    Reflection on Lecture 5

    o    Company presentation: Procurements, Jussi Viita, T2H


    o    Content Lecture 6: Procurements & Contracts (WA5)

    o    Discussion on course and feedback

    13.2.2023: Group work presentation session A

    15.2.2023: Group work presentation session B

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

    Students should attend at least in three of the four company presentations.

    - Exam 40 %

    - Group work about project delivery methods 20 %

    - Weekly assignments 40 % (8 % per each)

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

  • applies in this implementation

    Workload in total 124 hours:

    - Lectures: 33 h (11 x 2 = 22 h contact time, 11 h study time)

    - Group work: 20 h

    - Weekly assignments: 30 h (6 h per each)

    - Exam preparation: 38 h

    - Exam: 3 h


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

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring III

    Enrollment :

    Registration for course will take place on Sisu (