Life-cycle assessment and optimization of constructions
Included in Study
Master's Programme in Civil and Constructional Engineering
Language of instruction
Norwegian / English.
On successful completion of the course, the student is expected to:
Be able to understand environmental impacts in a system perspective
Be able to discuss principles for the implementation of LCA
Be able to quantify the environmental impact of a broad spectrum of economic and societal activities, by conducting an LCA study
Be able to propose and discuss measures to minimize negative environmental impacts from infrastructure, construction activities, products and energy systems
Be able to identify and discuss strengths and weaknesses in LCA
Environmental impacts of infrastructure, construction activities, material production chains, and energy systems
Life cycle assessment (LCA) in theory and in practice
Interpretation of EPDs and other LCA studies
Applications of LCA
Limitations on standardized LCA methods
Life cycle costing (LCC)
Lectures, exercises and laboratory/project work. Estimated work load for the average student is 27 hours per credit.
Assessment methods and criteria
Project group work, 60% of final grade
Individual 3 hours written exam, 40% of final grade
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.