Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBM011 overlaps following cours/es: VBM012 and VBM611. Compulsory for: BI1. Course coordinator: Sture Lindmark,, Building Materials. 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