Course syllabus

Building Physics

VBFF10, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2017-04-06

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Basic building physics concerning heat-and moisture transport through materials and building elements. Calculations of moisture- and temperature conditions in building elements to create moisture proof and energy-efficient buildings. Building physical design of the building envelope, roofs, foundations and external walls. Information about methodology for moisture design, critical moisture conditions and healthy buildings.

In order to learn which parts are of importance, stationary energy- and moisture balances are established.

The project exercise is a fundamental element in the course, where the coupling between building envelope, combination of materials, control point system and nonloadbearing partitions are dealt with. The final results from the exercise are elementary building documents and CAD-drawings.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination with a theoretical and a calculation part. To pass the course the students also must fulfil and pass the project exercise. A well accomplished project exercise can raise the final grade a maximum of half a step.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Assignment.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The project must contain correctly described and drawn components of a single family house. Contents: The assignment must contain 5 parts. It must contain u-value calculations, foundation description, wall description, roof description and a section of the single family house putting att the components together correctly.
Code: 0217. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: A written exam with two parts, theory and calculation parts. Contents: A written exam with two parts, theory and calculation parts.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBF605

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Petter Wallentén,
Course homepage:
Further information: The project exercise runs all through the courses VBEF10 and ABKF05.