Knowledge Management in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge representation in theory and practice including conceptual models and data models.
  • Basic concepts, technologies and methods for knowledge management.
  • Principles, methods and techniques for the design and evaluation of user environments for computer-aided interaction and collaboration, and knowledge exchange.
  • The construction process’ fundamental ontologies.


  • Use various knowledge representation properties and evaluate their practical suitability for modelling of different systems.
  • Document knowledge for digital delivery of building models.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of methods and systems for ICT-supported information and knowledge sharing in the construction process including Semantic Web technologies
  • Identify support systems for knowledge management
  • Demonstrate how simulation and analysis systems can be integrated with building models
  • Perform conceptual modelling in e.g. IDEF0, E-R and UML
  • Describe how a system can be implemented in cooperation with end-users, including methods to identify user requirements and evaluation of systems under development


  • Specify building processes and building functional systems and how these can be modelled on a conceptual and data level.

Type of instruction

Lectures supplemented with workshops, presentation seminars and more.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examKnowledge Management in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleByggeriets videnshåndtering
Module codeB-BL-K1-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science