The course will give basic and applied training about the different processes that cause damage to buildings and building components. It also points out important methods for repair, restoration and for modifications to avoid future problems.
The lectures will especially highlight the following items:
What is really ment by building damages.
Things to know and things to use, for investigation of damages on buildings
Damage from water, problems and measures to avoid them
Emissions in buildings and health
Damage on the exterior of buildings
Radon, the problem and how to avoid it.
Intended learning outcomes *
After the course the student will have good understanding about what is meant by building damages.
The student shall be able to illustrate different typical indications relating to building damages, explain the mechanisms behind them and also propose different measures for solving the problems.
In this context it is also included the ability to evaluate the risk for damage for different building constructions.
The course will be given as classes, seminars and a project task
Literature and preparations
Specific prerequisites *
For students not registered on a KTH programme:
150 university credits (hp) including courses in building materials and building physics equivalent to at least 2·times 7,5 ECTS points. and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS e g).
For students registered on a KTH programme:
AF1301 Byggmaterial grundkurs
SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course.
AF2401 Building Technology, Advanced Courseor equivalent course.
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Färsk litteratur inom området byggskador med åtgärder vid byggskador.
Examination and completion
Grading scale *
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Grading scale: P, F
Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 (oral or written)
Other requirements for final grade *
Passed project task
Passed oral or written exam
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination