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AF140V Basic technology for buildings 2.5 credits

The aim of the course is to provide insight into the basics of building technology with an orientation in building damage and inspection technology.

This is a fairly small course, but we hope all will still be able to feel that we have progressed with an interesting learning.


The course is held as seven two-hour lessons

1: Introduction - Course structure - Technical requirements for a building

2: Introduction of the assignment. Foundation and how we build in Sweden

3: Wall constructions and windows and construction of apartment buildings.

4: Roofs

5: Building damage and moisture damage Inspection of buildings

6: House and health and radon

7: We present the assignments and talk about what we have learned


And as a conclusion, I will invite you to a meeting at KTH - as a study visit.

The examination is an assignment and a home exam. The assignment is a description of a detail in a building. You choose what you want to work with. The exam consists of a number of questions that you answer at home, when you have time, and then send in.


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF140V (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

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Byggteknikens grunder, kompendium i grundläggande byggnadsteknik. Byggvetenskap/Avdelningen för hållbara byggnader. KTH. senaste versionen

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 - Homework, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 1.0 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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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 AF140V

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

First cycle

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