Course code TBA190

TBA190 Building Structures I

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Course responsible: Tormod Aurlien
Teachers: Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences 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: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/></p>
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:

5-year Master´s programme in Structural Engeneering and Architecture. (M-BA)

Course contents:

Brief historic overview: houses in Norway. Water supply, drainage/waste, 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.

Teaching support:



Textbook: Trehus, Håndbok 53, SINTEF Byggforsk 2010-utgave, and additional material to be distributed during lectures.



Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Exercises and excursion. Exercises should be delivered for approval one week before the examination at the latest.


3-hour written examination.

Nominal workload:

For a course of 10 credits, 300 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)

Reduction of credits:

Students that have taken TBA190 will only be awarded 5 credits for TBA205. And students that have taken TBA205 will only be awarded 5 credits for TBA190.

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 reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.

Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått