876108 Building construction and architects physics

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Constructions systems and details will be discussed making reference to real life examples. Particular emphasis is given to the construction materials employed. Construction components must be in accordance with the state of the art and have to be planned economical. Main focus is set on practical utilization of natural building materials for achieving a sustainable circular economy.. Components must be planned user comfortably with design competence, since they also have among others, architectural meaningfulness.

Lecture Topics:
1 Introduction
2 Architecture
3 Layout design
4 Building physics
5 Load bearing systems
6 Building lot, foundation
7 Walls
8 Ceilings
9 Wood as building material
10 Roof structures and roofing
11 Windows, glazing, solar shading, doors
12 Floors, stairs, partitions, ceiling panels
13 Building services

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Upon completion of the course students are able to understand constructions on structural and building physics level, as well as to gain an understanding of the design implications and constructive decisions on architectural quality.
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