Facility & Real Estate Management PT
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real-estate life-cycle management

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- evaluate and perform life-cycle costing calculations in the field of facility management
- analyse and perform life-cycle assessment in the field of facility management.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Basics of investing and business case, architecture, building construction, construction and materials science (Bachelor level)

course contents

- Calculation methods for life-cycle costs, general regulations and system limitations
- Life-cycle costs of buildings
- Life-cycle costs of parts of buildings
- Analysis of cost drivers and optimization
- Life-cycle assessment
- Comparison of design alternatives

recommended or required reading

- König, H.; Kohler, N.; Kreißig, J.; Lützkendorf, T.: Lebenszyklusanalyse in der Gebäudeplanung: Grundlagen - Berechnung - Planungswerkzeuge. München: Ins. f. Int. Architektur, 2009
- Klöpffer, W.; Grahl, B.: Ökobilanz (LCA): Ein Leitfaden für Ausbildung und Beruf. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2009
- IFMA Schweiz: Lebenszykluskosten-Ermittlung von Immobilien. Zürich: vdf, 2011

assessment methods and criteria

study, presentation / poster presentation, portfolio

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


year of study

2.year of studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory subject

mode of delivery

in class course

work placement(s)

not applicable