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Building technology 7.5 credits

Second cycle, W7007B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Timber Structures
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology

Entry requirements

In order to go through with the course the students are required to have: - knowledge in the Science of Building Materials corresponding to the course K0002B - knowledge in Building Physics corresponding to the course W0008B - knowledge in Structural Engineering corresponding to the course B0002B

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course, students shall be able to:
- Choose and explain common building techniques in steel, wood, and concrete.
- Understand the development in housing technology during the last decades
- Analyse functional requirements for a technical solution and how their interaction is instantiated in the actual solution
- Understand the variety in requirements posed on a building element from a technical, architectural and economical perspective

The course is a continuation of building physics knowledge. The energy balance for an entire building is analyzed. Students are to estimate U-values for the building as well as other energy use parameters. Lectures treat building technology for timber, steel and concrete buildings as well as energy balance calculations and ventilation systems. Furthermore, an introduction to HVAC technology in buildings is provided. The areas of electricity, water, drainage, sewage and data are addressed. Calculations on a ventilation system are made.

The course contains two project assignments and one written exam. In the first individual project, students will study a single family house and complete calculations of the energy balance for that house as well as propose improvements to reduce energy use. In the second project, students work in groups studying a multi-family building, describing its load-carrying system and its implementation of services. Calculations of the air supply are made. The written exam covers the areas of building technology in different materials, history of housing, building elements, services and completing elements.

Two examination parts are included in the course; project assignment and individual written examination. To pass the course, the student needs to actively contribute to implementation and presentation of the project assignment, and to pass the individual examination

Lars Stehn

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Tillämpad byggnadsfysik, Bengt-Åke Petersson, Studentlitteratur
Projektering av VVS-installationer, Catarina Warfvinge, Mats Dahlblom, Studentlitteratur
Bygga Hus: Illustrerad bygglära, Bengt Strandberg, Fredrik Lavén, Studentlitteratur

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Project taskU G#6.00MandatoryA13
0004Written examU G#1.50MandatoryA13

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 01 Mar 2010

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 05 Nov 2019