Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 12. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTVA05 overlaps following cours/es: VTT090 and VTT091. Compulsory for: L1. Course coordinator: Per Svenningsson, and Elisabeth Kjellsson,, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies. Assessment: Satisfactory written exam in both parts, building construction and environmental knowledge. Satisfactory project tasks. Participation in study trips. The grading is based on the results of the exam. Parts: 3. Home page:

Building construction: fundamental skills in building and installation construction, taking into consideration the energy effect, damp proofing and sound building structure.

Environmental science: fundamental scientific knowledge of important environmental problems. The students will also be given an orientation in how environmental problems are defined and dealt with in society.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course is divided into two sections:

The building construction section, which contains fundamental physical building construction and building and installation construction. Special importance is attached to energy-efficient measures, damp proofing, damage and indoor climate. The project task concerns the development of a land area where suitable house types and constructions can be suggested, taking into account land quality, energy consumption, material choice, damp proofing and lifecycle analysis.

The environmental science section, which contains important environmental issues relating to the national environmental goals and their significance for different sectors of the community: agriculture and forestry, energy supply, transport system, waste handling. The community and business sectors’ environmental efforts are related to the requirements of ,environmental legislation. The project task is an infrastructure project with extensive land use changes. The analysis includes environmental consequences in both the construction phase and the operation phase.

Brandt, Nils; Gröndahl, Fredrik, Miljöeffekter. Kompendium i miljöskydd, del 4, Industriellt Miljöskydd KTH, Stockholm, last edition.
Some official reports
Installationsteknik för fastighetsmäklare, Warfvinge
Introduktion till byggnadsfysiken, Gaffner
Energismarta småhus, Holger Gross, Villaägarnas Riksförbund.
"IsoverBoken" Saint-Gobin Isover AB.
Svenska Språknämnden: Svenska skrivregler. Liber 2000.
Strömquist Siv Skrivboken. Gleerups 2002.
Föreläsningsanteckningar tillkommer.
Referenslitteratur: Ett kursbibliotek står till studenternas förfogande.


Code: 0111. Name: Environmental Science.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Satisfactory written exam. Contents: This examination refers to parts of the cource dealing with environmental science.

Code: 0211. Name: Building Construction.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Satisfactory written exam. Contents: The exam consist of a written examination on the course literature.

Code: 0311. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactory written project report and oral presentation of the project report.