234.154 The Future of Construction Processes
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, SE, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • ask questions and interact with experts in English
  • sum up presented topics for a panel discussion
  • express themselves in an expert-discussion

After writing and correcting their literature review students can

  • identify related and reliable information for a certain topic
  • compare, join, and discuss different information
  • use certain guidelines for a review
  • Write a literature review

Subject of course

Dear students, please note that attendance at the first lecture is mandatory. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that there are more students than available seats, a solution will be devised.

This lecture is for all master-students who are open-minded about innovation and future research in the field of construction processes. The seminar will be held in a “think- tank” style and will depend on an active exchange between the experts and participants.

The content is built upon the fundamental lectures of construction processes and methods presented in other courses at the institute. In this course, innovations like BIM, Smart-Site, digital knowledge-management-systems and specific solutions of start-ups are presented. Several research projects at the Institute of Construction Process and Construction Economics are developing methodology and ideas to optimize the processes on site. The presented topics of different stakeholders are the basis of the panel discussions. Whenever necessary, issues of construction-processes are discussed form the perspective of other scientific disciplines. Participants are encouraged to think outside of the box and develop future visions of construction processes themselves.


  • Research at the Institute of Construction Process and Construction Economics
  • Future issues for the planner
  • Future issues for the contractor
  • Future issues for construction management and consulting
  • Developments for the construction Industry

Teaching methods

  • 5 classes, each 3 expert-lectures / one excursion
  • Panel discussions
  • Coaching during the classes
  • Peer-review of the report

Mode of examination


Additional information

The seminar is held only in summer semester in odd years (2021, 2023, ...).

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 17:0003.05.2023 - 31.05.2023Seminarraum AEEG-1 Lecture
Wed14:00 - 17:0014.06.2023Seminarraum AEEG-1 Block 6
The Future of Construction Processes - Single appointments
Wed03.05.202314:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Lecture
Wed10.05.202314:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Lecture
Wed17.05.202314:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Lecture
Wed24.05.202314:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Lecture
Wed31.05.202314:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Lecture
Wed14.06.202314:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Block 6
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Attendance is required to five out of 6 classes to receive a grade.
  • A seminar is where the lecturers and the students discuss topics. Therefore, active participation during the panel discussions is required.
  • An essay with a well-researched literature review and discussion about one of the covered topics (ca 2.500 words, maximum of 4 illustrations, in proper technical English) will be due two weeks after the last lecture.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.03.2023 08:00 11.05.2023 23:00 17.05.2023 23:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


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