AF2021 Building Design and Construction Project 15.0 credits

Projekt för huskonstruktörer

The course contains the planning and design of a building, technical solutions and the engineering design of the foundation, structure, building envelope and building services. The course includes practical application in a design project involving a four story residential building with other activities on the ground floor.

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 *

Functional requirements for buildings. Planning. Architectural gestaltung, Foundations and structure. The choice and analysis of structural elements. Selection of materials: Technology, environment, durability, aesthetics, economy. Building components: Foundation, floors, walls, sanitary, electricity. Sources of information for building materials and building services equipment, codes and test methods, grades of quality. Revision, documents, cost calculations.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course is completed the student should:

  • have a fundamental understanding of the technical functions of a building concerning both its components and the system as a whole.
  • have some skills in the various fields of design of a building.
  • have insight into the role of the different professions.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Building Services Engineering Basic Course, Structural Engineering Advanced Course besides Acoustics and Fire.

Recommended prerequisites

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To be presented at the start of the course

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 9.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 6.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Exercises (ÖVN1; 6 cr)
Project (PRO1; 9 cr)

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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Kjartan Gudmundsson

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 AF2021

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.