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AF1021 Buildning Design and Construction Project 15.0 credits

The course contains the planning and design of a building, technical solutions and the engineering design of the foundation, structure, building envelope and building services. The course includes practical application in a design project.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF1021 (Spring 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Functional requirements for buildings. Planning. Architectural gestaltung, Foundations and structure. The choice and analysis of structural elements. Selection of materials: Technology, environment, durability, aesthetics, economy. Building components: Foundation, floors, walls, sanitary, electricity. Sources of information for building materials and building services equipment, codes and test methods, grades of quality. Revision, documents, cost calculations.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course is completed the student should:

  • have a fundamental understanding of the technical functions of a building concerning both its components and the system as a whole.
  • have some skills in the various fields of design of a building.
  • have insight into the role of the different professions.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures

Building Materials, Basic Course

Building Physics

Structural Mechanics, Basic Course

Structural Engineering, Basic Course

Recommended prerequisites

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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


    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.

    Exercises (ÖVN1; 6 cr)
    Project (PRO1; 9 cr)

    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 AF1021

    Offered by

    ABE/Sustainable Buildings

    Main field of study

    Built Environment, Technology

    Education cycle

    First cycle

    Add-on studies

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