FAF3401 Dampness in Buildings 7.5 credits

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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 in practice to handle dampness in buildings.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the student shall

  • be able to handle issues about dampness in buildings in an adequate, enlightened and practical way;
  • have obtained insights and practice in the tools and models used today for modelling of moisture processes in buildings;
  • be able to show how these methods can be applied for making buildings developing 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.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • RAP1 - Project report, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 2.5 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.

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/Sustainable Buildings

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

Language of instruction: English

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable Buildings