Course syllabus

Riskhantering i byggtekniska tillämpningar
Risk Management in Construction Technology Applications

VBKN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Elective for: V5-hb, V5-at
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand

Aim

The course shall give understanding of uncertainties and risk in civil engineering systems and knowledge about methods to support decision under uncertainties in design and planning of buildings and civil infrastructure.

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

Contents

The course covers:

The course presents a systematic, statistical methodology to analyze and evaluate uncertainties related to safety and performance in civil engineering applications, as support for design with respect to load bearing capacity, deflections, vibration, energy performance, moisture safety, indoor environment and durability.

The course is based on lectures, excercises and a major project assignment. The student can choose application area in the project assignment according to interest. Special computer software for reliability analysis is used in the course.

The examination is based on a written exam together with evaluation of the report from the project assignment.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Individual examination and project assignment.

Parts
Code: 0115. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Examination
Code: 0215. Name: Project Assignments.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Project Assignments. For written assignments, not only the correctness of calculations and results is assessed, but also the quality of the presentation, i.e. structure and descriptive texts of the report.

Admission

Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: FMS032 Matematical statistics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Oskar Larsson, oskar.larsson@kstr.lth.se
Director of studies: Eva Frühwald Hansson, eva.fruhwald@kstr.lth.se
Course coordinator: Ivar Björnsson, ivar.bjornsson@kstr.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.kstr.lth.se