E234 Institute of Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management

Vienna University of Technology


Construction Process and Methods


The area of  construction process and construction methods covers the analysis and optimization of construction processes. It deals with general principles of building production and construction methods, analysing of special construction methods and identified construction site specific requirements for equipment and construction methods. Major means of production in the phase of construction and the associated production costs for construction are examined in terms of a holistic approach.

Special research themes in the fields of construction processes and construction methods are work preparation, the establishment, the organization and site logistics of complex construction of the building, civil engineering and tunnel construction. The requirements for the management of construction sites and the specific principles of management of construction companies will be given a main focus in this context.


Detailed support of the construction industry in selected areas by means of:

  • Optimization of process planning and site logistics planning
  • Improving construction management and site management
  • Performance estimation and cost estimation of construction equipment and construction processes
  • Prognosis of service requirements and costs in tunnel building and other underground structures
  • Increased efficiency in quality, safety and environmental protection
  • Leadership in - and contribution to - the development of constructional standards

Current research focuses:

  • Data-based modeling, simulation and optimization of construction processes
  • Knowledge management systems for selection of construction methods
  • Issues of construction management in tunnel, cavity and power plant construction

Expert support to the construction industry through the advising of clients, designers and construction companies about complex current issues affecting the construction process


Practice-oriented education via lectures, exercises and seminars at both bachelor (constructional engineering) and masters (constructional economics and geotechnics) levels.

The range of lectures includes:

  • Construction Process I + II

  • Construction Process Planing

  • Construction methods in building construction and TGA Basics

  • Construction methods in tunnels and other voids

  • Basics of Construction Process

  • International Construction Project Management

  • Sewer Rehabilitation

  • Seminar with field trips to construction sites

  • Safety and environmental protection on construction sites

  • The Future of Construction Processes

Visits to current large construction sites and international study tours help in the understanding of the construction process.


Research Area: Construction Process and Methods
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Gerald Goger

Technical University Vienna
Karlsplatz 13/234-1
A-1040 Vienna


Tel.: +43 1 588 01/234 02
Fax: +43 1 588 01/234 99