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

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: BI1. Course coordinator: Per Gunnar Burström,, Byggnadsmaterial. Assessment: Written examination. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge about the structure and properties of most building materials.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Interrelations between the structure and the properties of building materials. Test methods and their interpretation. Production of materials. Structure of materials on submicro-, micro- and macro-levels. Density and porosity. Heat and moisture transfer and their effects. Strength and deformation. Durability. Effects of high temperatures on material properties. Concrete. Ceramics. Metals. Polymers. Wood and wood-based materials. Other building materials.

Burström, P.G.: Building Materials. Studentlitteratur 2007. ISBN: 978-91-44-02738-8. Burström, P.G.: Building Materials - Exercise Book. Studentlitteratur 2007. ISBN: 978-91-44-02740-1