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AF103U Building Technology for Real Estate Agents 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF103U (Spring 2018–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course aims to provide the expertise in building technology requested by the Swedish Estate Agents Inspectorate. The main contents of the course is: Building regulations. Building construction, drawings and area calculation. Building damages and building guarantee systems. Redevelopment. Energy certification. Inspection Technology. Ethics and responsibility in building technical investigation.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student shall be able to explain about important parts of the building codes, explain operation and problems of relevance regarding important building parts such as roofs, foundations and walls Explain about operation of systems for heating and ventilation. Explain about important reasons for building damages with routines for their investigation and also about how to rebuild to avoid them. Have knowledge about energy declarations, systems for building guarantees and ethics and responsibilities for investigations regarding building technology.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements

Recommended prerequisites

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Björk et al: Så byggdes husen, Formas förlag, 2003

Byggteknikens grunder, kompendium i grundläggande byggnadsteknik. Avdelningen för byggnadsteknik. KTH

Ytterligare material görs tillgängligt via KTHs lärplattform under kursomgången.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

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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Profile picture Folke Björk

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 AF103U

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Folke Björk (