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AF1742 Business Economics and Quality Systems 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF1742 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Product costing and capital budgeting
  • Corporate forms
  • Organisational principles
  • Corporate cultures in the building trade
  • Quality systems in construction management
  • Life cycles analysis
  • The role of quality assurance systems in achieving sustainable construction

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • describe the economics, organisation, and environment of a construction company
  • be able to calculate the effects of tied-up capital on construction operations
  • be able to prepare capital investment appraisals using various methods (present value, annual repayment, etc.)
  • be able to use several models for cost-benefit and income analyses and their application in construction operations, using calculation tools
  • describe how quality assurance systems are used in construction management

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

PRO1 is an individual assignments during the placement period. The student shall use available documents and carry out interviews with the persons in charge with the objective to find out how the work with calculations, purchasing, logistics and deliveries is organized and implemented. The written report shall describe how work on a construction site is monitored and followed up, and how the work to ensure a sustainable use of resources and time is carried out.

TEN1 is a written exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Course web AF1742

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Fredrik Brunes (

Supplementary information

Course previously given as HS1728.

Recommended prerequisites (until VT19):

AF1717 Technical Work, Methods and Tools
HS1721 Building Technology
HS1731 The Building Process