Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Building Design Project

Overall Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to give the students experience in completing selected phases, cf. FRI’s description of services in connection with the design of a building. The project must be carried out in a digital environment.
The project topic, which the student chooses, can deal with foundations, static systems, material selection, climate screen, energy calculations, heating and ventilation, water, sprinkling, drainage or fire protection.
The aim of the course is also to develop the student’s tools to define a project within a given framework and carry out this project in a structured way.
The aim of the course is also that the students within the chosen subject by self-study acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to prepare a main project.

The students can within the freely chosen subject:
– gain knowledge of buildings: climate screen, static systems, installation and energy conditions,
acquire basic design skills within a selected professional field.
– acquire skills in solving tasks in an interdisciplinary design team, ensure interdisciplinarity and be able to account for this.
– acquire skills in designing projects for buildings to meet current and future requirements for interior design, sustainability and resource consumption,
– be able to use the industry’s digital design and communication tools with emphasis on Revit.

Learning Objectives

  • Define requirements for a (sub)project in the context of a building.
  • adapt the requirements to local rules and conditions
  • Design a sub issue in context of constructing a building according to the complete building design.
  • Work in a digital enviroment
  • Explain the phases in a design project
  • Suggest alternative solution proposals, and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the proposals, and based on this choose the optimal solution
  • Produce and communicate technical drawings for prelimiary design and detail design
  • Produce and communicate a technical documentation report

Course Content

The aim of this course is to give the student a possibility, within a group, to create a proposal for a given building and individually immerse in a part of a detailed design.

Central elements:
– Building design
– Problem based project work
– Digital tools are used in the extent to normal practice within the profession.

Recommended prerequisites


Teaching Method

Project organized.


Construction Processes
Building and Civil Engineering: 2 semester

See course in the course database.





3 weeks


Engineering Technology


DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62327
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 1
Semester end Week 35
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK