TBA190 Building Structures I
Showing course contents for the educational year 2020 - 2021 .
Course responsible: Tormod Aurlien
Teachers: Einar Nathan
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
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
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.
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.
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.
Exercises and excursion. Exercises should be delivered for approval 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.
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.
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 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: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / F