Building Technology, Advanced Course, 6 credits (TNBI39)

Byggnadsteknik, fortsättningskurs, 6 hp

Main field of study

Civil Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Madjid Taghizadeh

Director of studies or equivalent

Dag Haugum
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IBYG Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1 3 Swedish Norrköping o

Main field of study

Civil Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Building Technology basic course.

Intended learning outcomes

The course intends to give advanced knowledge of building physics and house building technology together with basic knowledge of sound insulation and safety in case of fire. After completing this course students should be able to

  • explain the physical notions of moisture and heat as well in the materials as in the compounded building units
  • perform calculations of heat- and moisture transfer in order to estimate heat capacity, energy and power requirements and effects of moisture
  • describe technical performances of house buildings in order to create healthy housing conditions regarding to sound insulation by calculating extension, reduction and absorption of sound
  • describe technical performances of hose buildings with respect to the demands of safety in case of fire
  • present applications of the most common building materials with respect to healthy housing conditions and low environmental influence.

Course content

Heat: basic physics in heat transfer. Heat capacity. Energy and power requirements. Moisture: Moisture sources. Moisture transfer. Condensation. Desiccation. Problems caused by moisture. Sound: Generally. Sound insulation and demands. Safety in case of fire: Demands and protection. Technical performance. Housing construction: Healthy houses.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, project assignments and seminars.


UPG1Home assignmentsU, G1.5 credits
TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54.5 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Dag Haugum


Madjid Taghizadeh

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Petersson, B-Å.: Byggfysik inkl ljud och brand (Kompendium sammanställt för Högskoleingenjörsutbildningen i Norrköping). KTH-kompendium: Byggnadsteknikens grunder
Petersson, B-Å.: Byggfysik inkl ljud och brand (Kompendium sammanställt för Högskoleingenjörsutbildningen i Norrköping). KTH-kompendium: Byggnadsteknikens grunder
UPG1 Home assignments U, G 1.5 credits
TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4.5 credits

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