AF201V Damp in Buildings 7.5 credits

Fukt i byggnader

The course aims to provide knowledge about moisture issues can be handled within the building. The course deals with moisture protection of building constructions, and how different buildign materials are affected by moisture. I also provides an orientation about different ways to investigate moisture and dampness.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course aims to provide knowledge about moisture issues can be handled within the building. The course deals with moisture protection of building constructions, and how different building materials are affected by moisture. I also provides an orientation about different ways to investigate moisture and dampness. The procedures of ByggaF will be reviewed.

Knowledge about dampness is of great importance both during the building process and during the administration process of the building. By handeling issues about moisture regarding to moisture in a adequate, balanced and constructive way it will be possible to aboid both costs and discomfort.

Intended learning outcomes *

When passed the course the student shall be able to explain about the influence dampness may have on wood and other building materials. Make simpler calculations regarding moisture processes in wood and concrete. Explain about definitions and applications regarding measurement of dampness, dampness criteria, and moisture transport. Explain about methods and aim for measurement of dampness in different cases. Explain where dampness will be found in different materials. Be familiar with some computerized tools for dampness calculations. Teh student will also get some training in working with moisture safety in the building process.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Higher education for at least 30 credits in the field of engineering or natural science and documented knowledge of Swedish B and English A or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

Higher education for at least 30 credits in the field of engineering or natural science and documented knowledge of Swedish B and English A or equivalent

Equipment

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Literature

Kompendium om fukt i byggnader samt Fukthandboken av Nevander och Elmarsson.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Written test, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Seminars, 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.

Project and exam done at home

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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Examiner

Folke Björk

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 AF201V

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Folke Björk, tel. 08 - 790 8663, e-post folke.bjork@byv.kth.se

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.