Course contents *
Degradation and durability of building materials. Environmental influence of building materials. Environmental inventory of buildings. Maintenance of building surfaces. Inspection of facades.
Operation and maintenance of building services installations. Safety and economics in building operation. Operation and maintenance routines. Consumption statistics. Energy management. Maintenance planning. Organization of technical administration.
Retrofitting methods, analysis of retrofitting needs and possibilities, public demands and planning of retrofitting.
Intended learning outcomes *
After the course the students should:
Know basic characteristics of building materials concerning durability and environmental aspects
Explain reasons for the need of maintenance of roofs, facades and of indoor surfaces.
Explain the principal differences between flat and steep roofs. Describe different types of maintenance of these.
Describe different types of paints and how a surface treatment should be designed.
Make a simple examination of a facade and discuss how it should be maintained
Know how to control the indoor climate, different control systems, operation and maintenance of building services installations.
Work for safety and economics in building operation and be able to analyze consumption statistics as a base for maintenance and energy saving measures.
Know operation and maintenance routines, operation instructions, how they are made and the organization of technical administration.
Know and how to handle public demands on maintenance and retrofitting.
Estimate/analyze deficiencies and retrofitting needs in the building stock.
Know different solutions to common retrofitting problems and be able to analyze the prerequisites to use them