Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBF045 overlap following cours/es: VBF021 och VBF021. Optional for: V4fu, V4hb. Course coordinator: Lars-Erik Harderup, och Birgitta Nordquist,, Byggnadsfysik. Recommended prerequisits: VBF050 Building Physics and Building Services for New Buildings. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: 80% attendance at the total number of lectures. Passed written examination. The written examination will contain questions from the lectures. To pass the course the students also must fulfil and pass the project exercise and the computer exercises. Further information: An advanced building is a single new building that is so unique that drawings and technical project specifications cannot be reused. The concept also includes existing buildings that are to be rebuilt, enlarged, renovated or where the activity in the building is to be changed. Home page:

To give the student advanced knowledge concerning energy, moisture, quality and environmental issues in buildings and building elements during design stage, production and management to give buildings that in the long run are moisture sustainable, have low operational costs and a healthy indoor environment.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Measure different indoor climate parameters, identify problems from measurements and suggest measures.

Review and identify substances in the building and in the building services that are harmful to the environment.

Interpret documents and drawings concerning building design and building services and to identify possible defects in moisture protection and suggest measures for rational use of energy.

Describe design of building- and service techniques in older buildings.

Describe and explain how systems for solar heating, solar electricity, heat pumps and heat storage in the ground are working.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to value possibilities and limitations with natural ventilation systems.

Apply different measuring methods and estimate and evaluate there reliability.

Work out simple maintenance planes as a result of measurements, inspections and examination of available documents and suggest measures on how to improve the indoor environment.

Ability to generalize and use acquired knowledge in other projects.

Calculate and estimate the influence from three-dimensional thermal bridges.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Estimate if different measurement methods are suitable and reliable.

Have ability to identify the need for further knowledge to develop his/her competence.

Draw up documents for moisture protection measures and control schemes for the contract stage.

Inform about new national and international regulations for the building trade. Analyse and illustrate what consequences the new regulations will lead to.

Inform about different methods to analyse new and existing settlements concerning building technique, indoor climate, moisture safety and building services systems to give priority to different housing improvement and energy saving measures.

Follow-up of operational statistics of a buildings energy use to obtain a rational use of energy.

Analyse moisture safety, energy consumption and indoor environment in buildings.

Study building technique in older buildings.

Learn to interpret old and new drawings from architects, designers and heating, water and sanitation engineering.

General environmental knowledge concerning ecologically harmful building- and furnishing materials and methods for inventory and handling of such materials.

Information about mould and rot in buildings.

Quality assurance systems in the building trade.

Energy systems and construction automation.

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