Advanced, sustainable construction and maintenance of outdoor environment
Kursen består av ett större projekt som kompletteras med mindre övningar, föreläsningar och exkursioner. Projektet bygger vidare på tidigare kunskap om och färdigheter i projektering, anläggning och drift av markbyggnads- och skötselprojekt samt markprojektering med digitala verktyg.
Additional course evaluations for LK0409
Academic year 2022/2023
2023-03-22 - 2023-06-04
Academic year 2021/2022
2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05
Syllabus and other information
LK0409 Advanced, sustainable construction and maintenance of outdoor environment, 15.0 CreditsHållbar markprojektering och skötsel, fortsättningskurs
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Bachelor’s level (G2F)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 60 credits in landscape architecture, of which 9 credits construction of outdoor environment.
The course aims to provide the student with in-depth skills in construction and management of outdoor environments and to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the entire process from an existing design proposal to a completed urban space and its future management and maintenance from a sustainability perspective.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
describe the role of detailed design and construction for different actors in a landscape construction project
explain different solutions for local management of storm water with regard to given conditions
describe method for basic construction works
Competence and skills
Independently using digital tools, carry out a detailed design project, producing plans for construction and planting as well as a technical description based on the Swedish AMA-standard.
from a perspective of sustainability and considering landscape conditions, apply technical solutions in constructing planting beds and bearing layers in complex environments.
choose suitable plant qualities according to site conditions.
apply quality guidelines to delivery control of plant materials.
set up management plan including planning of resources and calculating costs.
Judgement and approach
- reflect on how changes in and management of a site affects the site’s original design concept and sustainability aspects.
The course consists of a larger project that is complemented by smaller exercises, lectures and field trips. The project is based on previous knowledge and skills in construction and management of urban spaces as well as landscape construction with digital tools.
On the basis of a given design of a complex outdoor environment, the student should produce a detailed design plan including spot heights and specifications for hard and soft landscaping. The student should also produce a maintenance plan based on the design of the site. In exercises, the student applies and deepens his / her knowledge in dimensioning bearing layers and plant beds, with regard to elevation for accessibility and dewatering, plant material and locations. The ability to plan and prioritize is trained by compiling planning of resources on the basis of the management plan and a given limited staff group.
The course deals with various solutions for local management of storm water. The course also deals with plant qualities and in a compulsory practical part the ability to perform quality control of plant deliveries is trained.
Through contact with professionals in the construction industry, the student is given the opportunity to study the connection between detailed design and construction. Compulsory, practical building exercises are also included in the course.
Based on previously acquired knowledge in urban ecology and economics, the student is asked to reflect on how different choices in the different stages of the project affect the sustainability aspects. The student presents his/her conclusions in writing, and orally at the compulsory seminar.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Approved participation in compulsory parts and seminars is required. Submissions and exercises completed according to instructions.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
- At least 9 credits basic knowledge in construction corresponding to the course LK0390 Landscape construction.
- At least 10 credits in management/maintenance corresponding to the course LK0360 Sustainable maintenance of green areas and natural land, and plant knowledge.
- Knowledge in calculation of time and costs, corresponding to the course LK0391 Project management for landscape engineers 1.
Department of Urban and Rural Development