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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AF1710 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Lectures and exercises in drawing and creating construction drawings in CAD
  • Lectures on geology and geotechnics
  • Lecture on architecture
  • Lecture on construction materials
    Materials discussed: Concrete, lightweight concrete, brick, stone, ceramics, wood, steel, thermal isolation, glass, plastic, and boards
  • Lecture on foundation work
  • Lecture on techniques for sustainable construction
    Building types, foundations, structural systems, bearing walls, columns, floor constructions, roofing, non-structural elements, facades, consideration of acoustics, fire, energy, and the environment in construction
  • Lectures on construction techniques for connections
  • Opportunities for assignments

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student shall:

  • Have general geology knowledge
  • Have general geotechnics knowledge
  • Recognize building styles dating from the 19th century and on
  • Be able to describe building construction techniques for small and medium-sized buildings
  • Be able to describe connections between building elements in a building construction
  • Recognize building materials, their constituent elements and production processes
  • Be able to measure and create a drawing by hand
  • Be able to create plan, elevation, sectional drawings for a small building using CAD
  • Be familiar with the concept of BIM in building construction
  • Be able to draw structural details in CAD
  • Be able to describe the concept of sustainable construction for small and medium-sized buildings

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Students in year 1 of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes Constructional Engineering and Design or Engineering and Economics specialising in Constructional Engineering and Design

Recommended prerequisites

AF1717 Technical Work, Methods and Tools


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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


  • TENA - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN2 - CAD-Exercises, 2,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercises, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passing grade on exam (TENA; 4.0 credits), grading scale A-F
Passing grade on assignment (ÖVN2; 2.5 credits), presentation of paper blueprints and digital files, grading scale P/F
Passing grade on assignment (ÖVNA; 1.0 credits), punctual hand-in and presentation according to the course memo, grading scale P/F

Overall course grade is based on 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 AF1710

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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