Course code TBA190

TBA190 Buildings of wood with sustainability

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Course responsible: Tormod Aurlien, Iver Frimannslund
Teachers: Tormod Aurlien, Einar Nathan
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Course contents:
Sustainabillity through BREEAM. Brief historic overview: houses in Norway. Installations, heating, indoors climate, ventilation. Moisture mechanics, vapour, humidity, sound regulation, fire protection. Building materials: wood and wood-based, metals, glass, plastics, concrete. Constructions, foundations, basement walls, stories separators, walls, roof constructions, etc.
Learning outcome:
The course should give the students a basic understanding of: the building of residences and other simple constructions, building physics (with focus on heat and moisture movements), properties of building materials, indoor climate and ventilation, requirements for fire resistance and sound regulation in buildings, choice of materials and constructions for fulfilling various requirements.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Seminars/discussion groups with teacher present. Independent work with exercises. Self-study.
Textbook: Trehus, Håndbok 5, SINTEF Byggforsk. Latest edition(!) and additional material to be distributed during lectures.
Recommended prerequisites:
The student should master basic algebra.
Mandatory activity:
Exercises and excursion. Exercises should be delivered for approval within deadlines, one week before the examination at the latest.

With 8 or more students: 3 hour written exam.

With fewer than 8 students: oral exam.

Note: A continuation exam may be given as oral exam even if the main exam was written.

Nominal workload:
For a course of 10 credits, 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected. That means that in addition to structured teaching, about 15 hours of work must be expected per week.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Lectures: 52 hours. Exercises: 26 hours. Excursion takes place in lecture hours.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner participate in examination.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Oral exam: Letter grades