AK2023 Risk- and Safety Analysis in Building 7.5 credits

Risk- och säkerhetsanalys i byggandet

The course provides basic knowledge about risk and safety in building and in construction work. After completing the course, students should have acquired good knowledge about the most important risk and safety issues in this field of technology. Students should also have acquired understanding of basic concepts in the analysis of societal risks and of basic principles for technical safety management. Students should also be able to apply these concepts and principles in analysis of actual buildings and other structures.

The course consists of lectures and exercises. The lectures cover:

  • Introduction. The development of
  • Decision-theoretic aspects on risk
  • Risk and uncertainty, different definitions
  • Facts and values in technical risk assessment
  • Risk and ethics. Risk communication
  • The conditions, possibilities and limitations of risk analysis
  • Technical risk analysis
  • Building regulations
  • Methods for safety analysis of buildings 1-3
  • Environmental and health risk of building materials
  • Work environment risks in building and construction work
  • Fire in buildings
  • Maintenance from a safety perspective
  • Safety in bridges and steel constructions
  • Geotechnical risks – above and below ground
  • tools for analysing geotechnical risks

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 consists of lectures and exercises. The lectures cover:

  • Introduction. The development of
  • Decision-theoretic aspects on risk
  • Risk and uncertainty, different definitions
  • Facts and values in technical risk assessment
  • Risk and ethics. Risk communication
  • The conditions, possibilities and limitations of risk analysis
  • Technical risk analysis
  • Building regulations
  • Methods for safety analysis of buildings 1-3
  • Environmental and health risk of building materials
  • Work environment risks in building and construction work
  • Fire in buildings
  • Maintenance from a safety perspective
  • Safety in bridges and steel constructions
  • Geotechnical risks – above and below ground
  • Tools for analysing geotechnical risks

Intended learning outcomes *

The course provides basic knowledge about risk and safety in building and in construction work. After completing the course, students should have acquired good knowledge about the most important risk and safety issues in this field of technology. Students should also have acquired understanding of basic concepts in the analysis of societal risks and of basic principles for technical safety management. Students should also be able to apply these concepts and principles in analysis of actual buildings and other structures.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

TBA

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam, 4,5 hp, Exercises, 3,0 hp.

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

John Cantwell

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 AK2023

Offered by

ABE/Philosophy

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Hans-Åke Mattsson, 08 790 8033, hans-ake.mattsson@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.