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FAF3404 Building Physics II - Airtightness in Buildings 4.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3404 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course gives a comprehensive understanding about how air tightness influence a buildings technical operation. Particular emphasis is put on air, heat and moisture transport.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall

  • have a deeper understanding of both the principles of air tightness and they are applied in a sustainable way in practical building technology;
  • be able to describe the most significant methods for measurement of air tightness building envelopes and describe the factors that affect these properties;
  • be capable of choosing and performing evaluations around what the air tightness will mean for a buildings technical performance.   

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


  • RAP1 - Project report, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 1.5 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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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

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course replaces F1D5202 Building Physics II - Airtightness in Buildings 4.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable Buildings