Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Construction management 1 (EN)

Danish title
Udførelse 1 (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
3. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Håndværkergården, København N
Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 36, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Claudio Spaziani Testa
  • Purpose

    The student has acquired:
    - Development-oriented knowledge of the following:
    - Individual trade contract
    The ability to understand the following practice, theory and method:
    - Production methods and aids.
    - Construction management/project management and supervision of construction sites.
    - Tender calculation and production planning.
    - Geotechnical reports.
    - Excavation, soil moving, compression of soil/Danish types of soil for laying foundations.
    - Underground pipes and cables.
    - Foundation laying methods.
    - Concrete, reinforcement and shuttering.
    - Quality assurance, quality management, quality costs of construction sites.
    - Quality assurance of tender documents.
    - Tender rules, Act on Tender Procedures.
    - Contract forms.
    - Layout of construction site.
    - Construction site services.
    - Health and safety plan.
    - Construction management.
    - Winter building, including winter work and weather precautions.
    - Element installation, machines and aids at the construction site.
    - Lean construction.


    The student has acquired the skills to apply the following methods and tools:
    Tender calculation and financial management.
    - Review of tender documents – legal, geotechnical and technical
    - Quality assurance of tender documents.
    - Calculation of tenders, materials, wages, equipment and contribution margin.
    - Review of tenders and tender lists.
    - MS Project.
    The ability to assess the following types of problems:
    - Planning of time and resources, follow-up on schedule, critical path scheduling
    - Critical path scheduling using different types of planning tools.
    The ability to propose solutions within the following areas and justify them:
    - Tender calculation and financial management
    - Review of tenders and tender lists.
    - Calculation of tenders, materials, wages, equipment and contribution margin (fixed costs etc.).
    - Quality assurance of tenders and tender lists.

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The teaching is based on the understanding that learning is most efficient if students are given the opportunity to work with real-life assignments from, or inspired by, companies in relevant industries.
    When choosing a project, the possibility of incorporating the academic and professional challenges throughout the semester into the project must be taken into account.
    The students are given the opportunity to be involved in the various project phases, from preliminary analysis to realisation of the project. In connection with the project work, the students are faced with real-life problems to be solved based on the given theory, and are to organise the work in such a way that deadlines can be met. The students are furthermore provided with the necessary qualifications to work independently, thereby preparing them to complete the final project as an individual assignment.
    This working method allows the students to gain an understanding of how problems are identified and analysed, how solution models are set up, and how the right solution is adopted.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Construction management 1 (EN) you will receive 39 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 52 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 28% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, project work, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, study group.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances