Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBFN05 overlaps following cours/es: VBF045. Optional for: V4bf, V4hb. Course coordinator: Lars-Erik Harderup, and Birgitta Nordquist,, Building Physics. Recommended prerequisits: VBFF01 Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environment. The course might be cancelled if the number 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 exercises, do laboratory work and computer exercises. The quality of the project exercises will influence the final grade. Home page:

To give the student advanced knowledge concerning energy, moisture, quality and environmental issues in existing buildings and building elements during management, and design stage and production during rebuilding to get 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 including possible balancing.

Perform energy analysis and suggest energy efficiency 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.

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

Describe and explain how systems for solar heating, solar electricity and heat pumps 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 two-dimensional thermal bridges.

Show ability for teamwork and cooperation in groups, be able to oral and in written, in dialog with other groups, present and discuss ones results and conclusions

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 measures and control schemes for moisture protection and environmental management system during all stages of the building process.

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.

Renovation of sanitary rooms including residual pipe renewal.

Energy systems, balancing and construction automation.

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