Course syllabus

Hållbart byggande
Sustainable Construction

VTVA05, 12 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: L1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.

Code: 0114. Name: Environmental Science.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactory written exam. Contents: This examination refers to parts of the cource dealing with environmental science.
Code: 0214. Name: Building Construction.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactory written exam. Contents: The exam consist of a written examination on the course literature.
Code: 0314. Name: Project.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactory written project report and oral presentation of the project report.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VTT090, VTT091

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Svenningsson,
Course coordinator: Elisabeth Kjellsson,
Course coordinator: Tomas Johansson,
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