Course syllabus

Building Technology

VBFA05, 4 credits, G1 (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: BI1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aim is to give knowledge in the fields of building technology, building physics, building services and interpretation of drawings for building design.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course begins with a review of various building technology concepts, building components and how these building components are combined into an entire building. Then the construction process and various construction documents are reviewed. Heat and moisture issues are dealt with both theoretically and practically. Theoretically, heat and moisture issues are dealt with through calculations. The practical management of heat and moisture issues is addressed both during the review of various building parts and in a project assignment. Additional lectures deal with historical building technology, as well as building services. The project assignments are in line with these lectures.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The student is examined through a written exam, a compulsory project assignment, and attendance in some compulsory lectures and exercises. The written exam consists of a theory part and a calculation part.

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.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBF030

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Hans Bagge,
Course coordinator: Akram Abdul Hamid,
Course homepage:
Further information: The learning process is based on teaching media for university studies and drawings from industry. After completing the course the student shall have developed skill to further studies with a certain amount of independence.