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 nature of production in construction
  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 discuss variability related to schedules and how to mitigate variability
  5. ILO 5: Students can explain the significance of flow and how flow can be achieved in construction
  6. ILO 6: Students can discuss how digitalization can be used to guide production planning and control decisions
  7. ILO 7: Students can plan a location-based schedule of a real project 
  8. ILO 8: Students can make production control decisions based on the schedule 
  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: 28.02.2024 - 19.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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:

    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 lecture content is available in videos. The exercises are based on practical construction case examples.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Production planning and control assignments 25%

    Participation during lectures and MyCourses discussions 25% (remote participants will substitute presence with additional MyCourses participation)

    Final exam: 50%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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, 10 hours on own time)

    -        Weekly reading assignment: 6 h

    -        Weekly participation on 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 for whole curriculum period:

    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

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu ( 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.