HS1721 Building Technology 7.5 credits


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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Lectures and exercises in drawing and creating construction drawings in CAD
  • Lectures on geology and geotechnics
  • Lecture on architecture
  • Lecture on construction materials
    Materials discussed: Concrete, lightweight concrete, brick, stone, ceramics, wood, steel, thermal isolation, glass, plastic, and boards
  • Lecture on foundation work
  • Lecture on building production
  • Lecture on techniques for sustainable construction
    Building types, foundations, structural systems, bearing walls, columns, floor constructions, roofing, non-structural elements, facades, consideration of acoustics, fire, energy, and the environment in construction
  • Lectures on construction techniques for connections
  • Opportunities for assignments

Intended learning outcomes *

Upon completion of this course, the student shall:

  • Have general geology knowledge
  • Have general geotechnics knowledge
  • Recognize building styles dating from the 19th century and on
  • Be able to describe building construction techniques for small and medium-sized buildings
  • Be able to describe connections between building elements in a building construction
  • Recognize building materials, their constituent elements and production processes
  • Be able to measure and create a drawing by hand
  • Be able to create plan, elevation, sectional drawings for a small building using CAD
  • Be familiar with the concept of BIM in building construction
  • Be able to draw structural details in CAD
  • Be able to describe the concept of sustainable construction for small and medium-sized buildings

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Students in year 1 of the Higher Education Diploma programme in Construction Management

Recommended prerequisites

AF1717 Technical Work, Methods and Tools


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P. G. Burström, Byggnadsmaterial, Studentlitteratur (i schemat: Byma)
Cecilia Björk, Laila Reppen, Så byggdes staden, AB Svensk byggtjänst (i schemat:SBS)
Samuel A. Berg, Byggteknik byt 3 Grundläggning

Kenneth Sandin, Praktisk husbyggnadsteknik
Cecilia Björk, Laila Reppen, Så byggdes Husen, AB Svensk byggtjänst

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercises, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVNB - CAD Exercises, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passing grade on examination, (TEN1, 4.0 credits), grading scale A-F
Passing grade on assignment (ÖVNA; 1.0 credits), punctual hand-in and presentation according to the course memo, grading scale P/F
Passing grade on assignment (ÖVNB; 2.5 credits), presentation of paper drawings and digital files, grading scale P/F

Overall course grade is based on grading scale A-F

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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Johan Silfwerbrand

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Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study *

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Ahmad Reza Roozbeh (ahmadreza.roozbeh@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.