TBA202 Chemistry of building materials

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Arnkell Jonas Petersen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually.

Nominal workload:A total of approx. 125 hours of work is required.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in autumn semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn semester.

About this course

The course provides basic knowledge of the properties of the most important main classes of building materials: metals, ceramics, wood, plastics and concrete.

REACH chemical regulations, hormone-mimicking and bioaccumulative substances - where these are found, how they work and in which building materials they are found, EPD, HSE, environmental documentation, environmental loads, fire properties, degradation and maintenance, combinations of materials (acid-resistant screws in Oak, bitumen and zinc),

Demolition and recycling of buildings: What substances can be found, in which building materials and how to treat it.

Metals: Surface Treatment, Lacquers, Corrosion Protection, Steel Grades, Fire Properties and Protection

Ceramics: production and properties

Wood materials: Fire treatment, impregnation, Modified wood, stain/paint and environmental impact, glue in glulam and CLT

Synthetic materials: Plastic, Foil products, PVC, rubber, Joint compounds

Concrete, cement, flowable trowel mortar: Types of cement, hydration, pore types, water content in hardened cement paste, silica, fly ash, the filler effect, the action of additives and additive materials, chemical and mechanical degradation and rehabilitation of concrete, concrete pumping, Air supplied, stirred air, the impact of aggregates and fine particles on workability in the fresh state, measurement of cement fineness, test methods for conventional fresh concrete and dry concrete, strength testing of hardened concrete, hardening technology, ready-mixed concrete and concrete product production.

Learning outcome

General competence: The candidate must understand how material properties that are important in an engineering context can be related to the characteristics of the material.

Knowledge: The students will gain an understanding of important building materials' composition, production applications and maintenance needs. In addition, treatment and possibilities for rehabilitation and recycling. Skills: The candidate must be able to make sensible and well-founded material choices.

Skills: The candidate must be able to make sensible and well-founded material choices.

  • Lectures and exercises.
  • Folder - 5 exercises with submissions. All the exercises must be passed in order to pass the course. Pass/Fail.

    Portfolio Grading: Passed / Not Passed
  • Mandatory attendance at lectures and exercises. 80% attendance is required to get a grade in the course.
  • Lectures: 2-4 hours (y hours per week). Exercises:0- 2 hours (y hours per week). Unsupervised exercises and construction site excursions are also organised.
  • Special requirements in Science.