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AM203U Resource-efficient construction 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AM203U (Autumn 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is part of the Masters programme Design and Construction in the City. Its purpose is to provide students with an overview of opportunities and challenges in the management of resources and sustainability in construction and provide insight into the sector from various perspectives:

-                     Technical, financial and architectonic perspective

-                     With regard to environmental, ethical and social perspectives

-                     With regard to environmental, ethical and social aspects

-                     In operation and production

By providing students with new perspectives, inspiring examples and assignments that can be resolved through cooperation and communication, this will engender an increased skill in producing a constructive, interdisciplinary dialogue that may lead to new, optimised and potentially innovative strategies in sustainable resources management in construction in the city.

The course activities are performed individually and in groups and include submissions of various character, as well as lectures, workshops and/or study trips. As it is expected that the students will have a background in various disciplines, the course will focus on giving the students the opportunity to learn from one another and test each other’s area of discipline; not only to practice and argue for what they are already familiar with.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

Attain an overview of, analyse and assess the construction sector’s use of resources in a holistic perspective, in urban terms, at a construction and components level and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of specific alternatives.

Provide insightful utilisation of others’ experience and skills in a constructive dialogue in the design of optmised solutions.

Discuss and manage environmental, financial, ethical, social and technical aspects in the planning and choice of technology.

Have insight into classification and certification system in the sector and BIM

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Students are expected to locate literature and review literature within the given problem area. The course is in Swedish, but some of the course literature may be in English.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Group project, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • UPP1 - Individual assignment 1, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • UPP2 - Individual assignment 2, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

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

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AM203U

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Torun Widström (

Supplementary information

The course is part of the Masters programme Design and Construction in the City and is a commissioned course.

The seven-day course is divided into two or three blocks, in addition to the students working on their own, between course meetings.

Commissioned Course. Admittance to the course can only be purchased by a legal entity who appoints course participants.