Course contents *
The course gives an introduction to the modern construction and architectural history. From a technical perspective, the development until today's buildings and structures is reviewed.
Key concepts in structural analysis, building technology, service systems and energy systems are introduced as a basis to enable interpretations of technical documents within these fields.
Within structural analysis, frequently occurring structures and foundations for buildings and bridges are treated. Attention is put on loads, their origin and how they should be combined in the design calculations of the load carrying structure.
Within building technology, concepts and principles on the technical properties of the building envelope is treated such as temperature and vapour distribution, thermal bridges and the risk of moisture damages. Counteractions for problems in existing buildings are discussed.
The part about service and energy systems deals with important technical systems for heating and ventilation. An introduction to calculation of energy consumption and cost is also given related to rebuilding and extension.
Issues related to sustainability are treated in all technical disciplines. Some examples are choice of material, design optimization against cost and use of resources, serviceability criteria, availability, indoor climate and energy consumption.