Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


High-rise Construction of more than 3 Floors (EN)

Danish title
Etageboligbyggeri over 3 etager (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management INT
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
4. 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)
Anne Carlsen Dam
Mille Wilken Bengtsson
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    National subject element High-rise Residential Construction of more than 3 Floors consists of a cross-disciplinary project based on a specific residential construction of more than 3 floors.
    The subject element makes up 15 ECTS and includes the following subject areas:

    Communication and Cooperation (5 ECTS)
    Production (5 ECTS)
    Project Planning (5 ECTS)


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    1. complex constructions and building-technical principles, including statics and technical installations, and reflection on these principles
    2. common communication methods, tools, and standards in connection with digital project planning and an ability to reflect on digital systems and methods applied by the profession
    3. complex production and completion methods and the ability to reflect on these methods
    4. scientific theoretical principles and methods relevant to the practice of the profession
    5. relevant social, environmental, financial, and technological aspects in the project planning and production process.


    The student will get the skills to:
    1. apply and master methods and tools to collect, analyse, and process information
    2. apply methods for planning, coordination, and project design of a digital cross-disciplinary process, including considerations about completion, operation, and maintenance
    3. master the skills associated with the planning and management of the completion
    4. apply digital building information models (BIMs), transfer and extract data between different digital platforms and information systems
    5. communicate digital project and documentation materials as a basis for digital construction management
    6. communicate and assess practice-orientated and professional issues, account for and choose solutions for business partners and users.


    The student will learn to:

    1. manage documented analysis of complex and relevant building-technical issues
    2. manage complex digital project planning and production in consideration of social, environmental, and financial aspects
    3. manage the project planning and completion process in consideration of societal and technological conditions
    4. independently participate in a cross-disciplinary cooperation on planning, project design, and implementation of construction projects
    5. identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills, and competencies.

  • 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.
  • 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
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Type of assignment
    The project assignment is based on an outline proposal, which will be further developed during the project proposal phase, when the design, construction technical analyses and challenges are clarified with a view to final client approval. On the basis of the project proposal, material is then prepared for approval by the authorities, after which tender documents are prepared for parts of the project.

    Any requirements of form and scope will be handed out during the teaching.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 2-4 participants
    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 High-rise Construction of more than 3 Floors (EN) you will receive 206 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 274 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 50% 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