Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Building Law (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN)

Danish title
Byggejura (Byggeri op til 2½ etage) (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
2. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 38, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Bent Overgaard
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    General objectives
    You will learn about the legal aspects of various forms of organization of construction projects, including the Danish AB-system in connection with construction contracts. Furthermore, related procurement law, including national and EU procurement law, relevant for construction projects and exemplified by the practice from the construction industry.

    Used for organization of construction projects and to handle tender in connection with procurement of construction works etc.

    Learning objectives
    A student who has met the objectives of the semester will be able to:
    •Basic knowledge and understanding of procurement law and ability to apply relevant part hereof in connection with a construction project.
    •Basic knowledge and understanding of the selection and use of relevant contractual framework proactively.
    •Basic knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical problems related to the various forms of organizations.
    •The ability to organize a construction project.

  • Type of instruction
    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.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation

  • 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 with the following modules
    Module tested on the basis of the deliverables
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Oral presentation of the delivered material
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External 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 Building Law (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN) you will receive 12 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 16 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 44% 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