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: 08.01.2024 - 20.02.2024

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):

Responsible teacher: Antti Peltokorpi,

Weekly assignment evaluations: Krishna Chauhan,

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.

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.


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 (

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    Contact teaching (WA=weekly assignment):


    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: Collaborative delivery methods and project integration, Mikko Tuohino, Vison Oy


    o    Reflection on Lecture 2

    o    Content Lecture 3: Design management (WA2)


    o    Reflection on Lecture 3

    o    Content Lecture 4: Cost estimating


    o    Company presentation: Cost estimating from general contractor point of view, Henrik Hassinen, Tocoman (WA 3)

    o    Reflection on Lecture 4


    o    Content Lecture 5: Risk management, Quality & Safety


    o    Company presentation: Life-cycle analysis, Katarina Varteva, A-Insinöörit (WA 4)


    o    Reflection on Lecture 5

    o    Content Lecture 6: Procurements & Contracts (WA5)


    o    Reflection on Lecture 6

    o    Company presentation: Procurements, Nina Kaukoranta, Kospro

    o    Discussion on course and feedback

    12.2.2024: Group work presentation session A

    14.2.2024: Group work presentation session B