Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBF015 overlaps following cours/es: ABK220. Optional for: L5fe. Course coordinator: Elisabeth Kjellsson, and Birgitta Nordquist,, Building Physics. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Written examination. To pass the course the students also must fulfil and pass a project. Home page:

To give the student a general knowledge consideríng terminology, common building technology and building services systems and give understanding in how a building functions as a technical system in collaboration with the inhabitants.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to describe the construction of a building and its building services systems.

be able to understand how heat, air and moisture is transported in a building and its components.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to valuate the influence of the construction and building services on the indoor environment, the energy need and moisture safety.

be able to analyse elementary technical problems related to the building.

be able to discuss technical solutions with other actors within building and real estate management sector.

Factors that define the indoor climate.

Theories for understanding heat-, air- and moisture transfer in buildings.

The function of the most common climate systems for heating, ventilation, tap water and waste water in buildings of different ages.

Common moisture damages in houses and its consequences.

The energy use in buildings.

Reading common building- and building services drawings.

Project work describing a building with problems with the indoor climate and/or technical problems, find casual connections and propose improvements.

Energideklarationen – tre steg mot vinst, Boverket (kan hämtas från Boverkets hemsida: (under Talarmanus till bildspel om energideklaration)
Tilläggsisolering av byggnader, Byggnadsfysik
Isoverboken, Isover
Fönsterrenovering med energiglas, Energimyndigheten
Fuktföreläsning för L4, Jesper Arfvidsson
Utdrag ur Fuktboken, Gunnar Anderlind, Gullfiber AB
Installationsteknik för Fastighetsmäklare, Dahlblom, M & Warfvinge, C. KFS 2004
Reppen L, Kallstenius P, Björk C: Så byggdes husen 1880-2000. Liber 2003. ISBN: 91-540-5888-0. (Ref.litt).