TBA280 Buildings and the Environment
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Course responsible: Eva Gabrielle Héléne Bergh
Teachers: Leif Daniel Houck
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2006V
Last time: 2022V
The course focuses on environmentally conscious building construction, choice of material, energy-saving, climate adaptation and sustainable management of existing buildings. Reuse and renovation of existing buildings are central. There will be compulsory exercises and a more extensive planning assignment.
Upon completion, the student should be able to evaluate different conditions regarding sustainable renewal or renovation of existing buildings versus new buildings. The students should have knowledge about various criteria to consider during the process, such as sustainable material use, re-use and durability, function, operation (e.g. energy use) and maintenance, aesthetics and cultural monument considerations, ecology etc.
Several compulsory exercises and a more extensive planning assignment.
The teacher is available for academic supervision during office hours.
Several written assignments will together form the basis for the grade in the course. The large assignment counts 2/3 of the grade.
For a course of 10 credits, the nominal workload is 250 hours, which means that ca. 15 hours of work should be expected per week in addition to structured teaching.
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
There will be six hours of structured teaching per week.
An external examiner participates in the assessment of a random selection of examination candidates. The external examiner will mainly be used for quality assurance of the teaching arrangements.
Examination details: Portfolio: A - E / F