HS1730 Building Physics 7.5 credits

Byggfysik med byggmateriallära

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  •  Building physics – heat and moisture transfer
  •  Building material science

Intended learning outcomes *

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the various ways that heat is transported
  • Provide examples and describe standard construction materials and their properties, areas of use, manufacture, and durability
  • Calculate moisture in air and materials
  • Calculate heat and moisture transfer in 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

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Burström, P.G., Byggnadsmaterial (Byma), Studentlitteratur
Kenneth Sandin, Praktisk husbyggnadsteknik, Studentlitteratur
BYT del 1b Energieffektivisering, BYT 2, BYT 3 Förlaget Lärnö AB
Byggfysik- Övningsuppgifter
Diverse kopierat material

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 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 written exam (TEN1, 4.5 credits). Grading scale A-F
Passing grade on Practical assignment (ÖVN1, 3 credits). 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

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

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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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Annika Gram

Supplementary information

Recommended prerequisites  (until VT19)

AF1717 Technical Work, Methods and Tools
HF1700 Mathematics
HS1721 Building Technology