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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AF1020 (Autumn 2016–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Functional requirement on buildings. House planning: Architectural shape, the function of the building, space planning Foundation and framework. Choice and analysis of carrying design. Choice of material: Technology, environment, durability, aesthetics, economics. Construction parts: Bases, floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors. Connections. Installations: Heat, ventilation, sanitation, or Sources of information for build- and installations equipment, standards and test methods, quality specifications. Presentation, actions. Costing.

Intended learning outcomes

The students should have basic understanding of the technical function of a building on completion of the course partly partly in a system perspective, as well as insight in and certain skills in the fields of knowledge that are required to project a building

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures,, Building material, basic course, Building Physics, Structural Mechanics, basic course

Structural Engineering, basic course or the equivalent courses

Recommended prerequisites

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Relevant literature to be able to carry out the project assignment

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project work, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The project assignment should be presented both oral and written

Other requirements for final grade

PRO1- Project assignment; 7.5 ECTS; grading scale A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AF1020

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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