F1D5228 Service Life of Buildings - From Theory to Practice 7.5 credits

Service Life of Buildings - From Theory to Practice

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 gives a deeper understanding about the methods applied for quality assurance of the service life of buildings.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the student shall

  • have obtained a practical understanding about what is meant by service life;
  • have a good insight in the standards that are produced for determination and description of this;
  • be able to show how this can be applied making buildings develop in a sustainable way.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Master of Science in Civil Engineering or similar, with an undergraduate course in building technology.

Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature is announced at the beginning of each course round, but to find new literature is an important part of the course. Updated standards are part of this.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

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Examination *

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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.

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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Folke Björk

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

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Offered by

ABE/Building Technology

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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

Supplementary information

This course has been discontinued and replaced with FAF3415 Service Life of Buildings - From Theory to Practice 7.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Building Technology