Course code LAA216

LAA216 Construction Technique

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Course responsible: Kristin Marie Berg
Teachers: Ragna Berg, Jorun Hovind, Jenny Blandina Osuldsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum of 30
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course is built up as a series of lectures and compulsory activities that support the students' work on assignments. First, a short assignment is carried out in collaboration with LAA215. Then a design assignment is carried out with drawings and descriptions aimed at construction consisting of several parts.

In order to solve the thesis, all lessons learned through previous courses in the LING programme should be applied. This is e.g. knowledge of materials, foundations, coatings, edges, other constructive solutions, soil and plant use, as well as knowledge of descriptions, drawings and contracts. Relevant literature and project examples are referred to. In addition to previous lectures, students must find relevant sources through searches in literature, websites and project examples. Guidance will be given in groups.

Learning outcome:


  • The student has knowledge of general guidelines for development towards a more sustainable society with emphasis on biodiversity and future stormwater management.   
  • The student has knowledge of materials, foundations, coatings, edges and simple structures, stormwater management, as well as soil and vegetation used in greenery


  • The student can find out the overall requirements of relevant legislation, Tek17 and Norsk standard, as well as the Byggforsk series and industry standards for the design of a public green system with good quality. 
  • The student has the ability to use autocad for designing an illustration plan, overall technical plan and technical detailed drawings. 
  • The student has the ability to create an offer basis for describing an entry price using NS3450 and NS3420

General competence:

  • The student has the ability to carry out a binding collaboration with other students, document this and carry out self-control of the design.
  • The student has the ability to new thinking and independently obtain relevant background material in order to acquire new skills.
  • The student can plan and carry out varied assignments and design in accordance with professional and professional ethical requirements.
Learning activities:
Lectures, trips, short assignment with model building, design assignment, group work, each other assessment and supervision. Collaboration with LA students.
Teaching support:
Previous lectures and literature from the LING programme.Help literature on CANVASThe students receive supervision in groups of auxiliary teachers with different professional competence.
Holgersen og Dam, Bæfestelser i anleggsgartneriet. ISBN 97-7387-0366.Zimmermann, Constructing landskape, materials, techniques, struktural components. ISBN 978-3-7643-8600-9.Supporting literature published on CANVAS and various manuals from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, various Byggdetaljblader from Byggforskserien and TEK17NS3450 and NS3420 'ground and terrain work', 'rig and operation' and 'plant gardener work' are important sources. There is not a formal theoretical syllabus in the course.
An approved 2 1/2 year study in Landscape engineering from NMBU or other educational institutions, or the equivalent. An approved two-year basic block in Landscape Architecture from NMBU or the equivalent. .
Recommended prerequisites:
LAA115/LAA221/LAA233 and LAD100.
Mandatory activity:
A joint assignment filed with the LA students.100% participation in all oral reviews and excursions - absence requires a medical certificate.80% participation in other compulsory activities and compulsory supervision marked in the timetable.Approved compulsory activity one year will not automatically be approved as compulsory activity another year if the course is completed in a different semester than when the activity was carried out.
Final  project assignment is assessed with grades A-F where F has not been passed. Individual grades are given based on the criteria effort/participation in project work carried out in groups.
Nominal workload:
Total workload: 250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
With LAA215, reduction to 5 credits. An exemption is then granted for a joint task and an exit. It is not possible to take LAA215 and LAA216 at the same time. 
Type of course:
Lectures and seminars: approx. 40 hours. Workshop/joint reviews: approx. 16 hours. Excursions: approx. 13 hours. Supervision in groups: approx. 2 hours per student.
NMBU covers mandatory bus travel to Østfold. Inspection of the trip for wooden inspections in Oslo is covered by submitted travel receipts and completed travel expenses.  Other inspections of the project area are covered by the student.  

Internal examiners and auxiliary teachers approve short assignments as pass/fail.

The course coordinator approves other compulsory activities.

The external examiner together with the course coordinator teacher and auxiliary teachers evaluate the submitted project assignment. 

Examination details: Project work: Letter grades