Course syllabus

Building Services

ABKF05, 7 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2021-04-15

General Information

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


To give the student a basic knowledge of indoor environment and requirements on it and basic knowledge of  the most common building services systems functions, i. e. systems for ventilation, heating, water supply, waste water and control systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course deals with general building services for HVAC, demands on the thermal climate and the indoor air quality and criteria, design of systems for ventilation, heating, tap water and waste water  and principles for control of these as well as coordination of building services with layout and framework, performing elementary drawings and estimation of energy needs.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination with one theoretical part and another one concerning calculations. To pass the course the students also have to be approved on the laboratory exercise and the project exercise. A well accomplished project exercise can raise the final grade with a maximum of half a grade.

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: 0113. Name: Assignments.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To be approved the exercises must be completed and passed. The report must be written on level II. A well done project can raise the final grade a maximum of a half step. Contents: For a single-family house design building services for ventilation, heating, supply- and wastewater.
Code: 0213. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination with a theoretical part and a calculation part. Both parts must be approved at the same occasion. Contents: Theoretical and calculation tasks based on course litterature and notes from lectures.


Assumed prior knowledge: VBM611 Byggnadsmaterial OR VBMA35 Building Materials AND VBF605 Building Physics OR VBFA10 Building Physics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ABK630, ABK606

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Karin Farsäter,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course includes a project exercise called "villan Villan" in which a one family house should be provided with necessary engineering systems. The exercise, with several handing in, is a part in the two courses Building technology and Building services.