Course syllabus

Arkitekturteknik 2: Byggnadsmaterial
Building Materials

VBMA05, 3 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Main field: Architecture.
Compulsory for: A1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to discuss how the materials effect the environment, the achitechtual expression and the use of resurces.


The course contains material properties such as

The students perform two student experiments in groups of max four students. One experiment on casting concrete and one experiment concerning different processes such as thermal expansion and diffusion.


Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written examination and student experiments.

Code: 0113. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination
Code: 0213. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory Work


Required prior knowledge: Arkitekturteknik 1.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBM011, VBM012, VBM611

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lektor Katja Fridh,
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