Course code BūvZ3097

Credit points 3

Building Entrepreneurship I

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer

author Būvniecības un kokapstrādes institūts

Sandra Gusta

Dr. oec.

Course abstract

Course students get acquainted with the institutional environment of civil construction system and structure, state and local government functions of Construction Business, economic mechanism and legal base of instruments with the national monitoring and control mechanism, legislation of establishing construction company, regulatory legislation regulating the activities of the different sectors of the economy for construction companys work. Acquire knowledge of building social dialogue in society and labor relations with regulations.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge of civil construction environment institutional system and structure, state and local government functions in Construction Business, legal base of economic mechanism and instruments, with national monitoring and control mechanism, legislation of establishing a construction company, regulatory legislation of construction companies operations in different sectors of the economy.
• Skills - able to apply business regulatory legal normative acts in given construction management process. Can use arguments to explain and justify legal regulations. Is able to perform contractor according to legal normative acts of LR.
• Competence - can document, analyse and evaluate Civil Construction regulatory legal regulations, justify civil construction legislations potential impact on business environment and the company's operations. Is able to understand and interpret norms of legal normative acts. Assessment: test with a mark.
Assessment: knowledge, skills and competence are assessed with 2 tests, practical work, report and presentation and final test.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Introduction to the course "Construction Entrepreneurship I" Introduction to the state nature of business regulation. (2h)
2 Business, its features and state regulation methods. Entities of construction business (commercial activity). (2h)
3. Economic transactions. (2h)
5 Legal basis regulating the registration, establishment and reorganization of construction companies. Test (2h)
6 Certain special rules for types of commercial transactions. Regulatory basis supporting business activities. (2h)
11 Legal and regulatory framework regulating state and local government procurement. Construction of the regulatory area of public-private partnerships. (1h)
12 Legal and regulatory framework regulating the company's advertising. (1h)
14. Regulatory enactments regulating the establishment and registration of a commercial pledge. (1h)
15 Legal and regulatory framework regulating labor protection. Test (2h)
16 Regulatory framework regulating corporate insolvency proceedings. End of the course. Summary of results. Industry news. (1h)
1. Normative base of economic activity in Latvia. (2h)
2. Law of the Republic of Latvia “Commercial Law”. (2h)
3. Regulatory base regulating competition in construction (2h)
4. Legal and regulatory framework affecting the employment relationship. (2h)
Practical works:
1.Characterization of the activity of the construction company (institution / organization) (based on a practical example) (2h)
2.Evaluation and analysis of the construction company (institution / organization) performance (2h)
3. Analysis of strategic evaluations and development directions of the construction company (2h)
4. Influence of the construction business environment on the development of the construction industry, company or separate processes. Recommendations for the further operation of the construction company (institution / organization). Industry news.(2h).

Requirements for awarding credit points

Must have passed 2 tests on theoretical issues, practical work, submit and defend a report and presentation on the chosen topic, the course ends with a test with a mark, the assessment of which depends on the cumulative assessment of the semester.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

1. Report on legislative issues. 2. Presentation on the topic of the report

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The student is able to prove the acquired knowledge and skills on construction business legislation, construction organization, planning and management issues, writing and defending a report (30%), completing 2 tests (20%) and practical work (20%), test (30%). The total grade is a test with a mark (100%).

Compulsory reading

1. Komerclikums: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts: 13.04.2000. Stājas spēkā: 01.01.2002. [Skatīts 27.10.2020.]. Pieejams:
2. Par Latvijas Republikas Uzņēmumu reģistru: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts: 20.11.1990. Stājas spēkā: 01.12.1990. [Skatīts 27.10.2020.] Pieejams:
3. Saeimas kārtības rullis: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts: 28.07.1994. Stājas spēkā: 01.09.1994. [Skatīts 27.10.2020.] Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Krūmiņa V., Skujiņa V. Normatīvo aktu izstrādes rokasgrāmata. Rīga: Valsts kanceleja, 2002. 116 lpp.
2. Streļčenoks J. Valsts amatpersonām noteiktie ierobežojumi un aizliegumi shēmās. Rīga: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2011. 208 lpp. Nav LLU FB.
3. Vizule V. Komercdarījumi pa jaunam. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2009. 99 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvijas Būvniecība: ceļvedis būvniecības nozares virzītājiem. Rīga: Lilita. ISSN 1691-4058.
2. Praktiskā Būvniecība. Rīga: ISAVE. ISSN 1407-8929.
3. Latvijas Architektura: ceļvedis arhitektūras jomas speciālistiem. Rīga: Lilita. ISSN 1407-4923
4. Būvinženieris. Rīga: Latvijas Būvinženieru savienība. ISSN 9771-0008.


Compulsory Course for the First level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”