This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course provides knowledge of the practical housing construction and the theory behind the current building designs. Building Physics and homes made of wooden structures are the most important topics in the course.

Learning outcome

Students will be able to make building physical calculations of energy, condensation risk, sound etc.and devise professional building application drawings. Dimensions for simple structures using tables.
Students should be able to project drawings with details needed for a small wooden- house including ground and concrete work.
Students should have basic knowledge about building in Norway over the past generations, and be familiar with the applicable technical regulations (TEK17) including requirements for universal design and other relevant laws and building regulations.


Through this course, students will gain fundamental insights in building physical topics as: weathering and local climate, indoor environment, heat engineering building design and calculation of energy, moisture mechanics, sound, lighting and basic fire theory. Students will acquire a broad understanding of the technical challenges and solution principles for recognizing ordinary houses in wood (for example for houses, cottages, kindergartens or similar) Foundations (terrain,soil conditions), floor on the ground, floor and beam structures,exterior walls, windows and doors,roof, interior and technical installations, special rooms and privat outdoor spaces. Basic knowledge of materials used in construction projects, their properties and applications: Wood and wood-based materials,brick, concrete and stone, steel, other metals and fittings, insulation materials, cardboard, foil and sealant material sand materials for finishing.

Required prerequisite knowledge

ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction

Recommended previous knowledge

BYG102 Building Materials and Geotechnique, BYG105 Spatial understanding and urban theory


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oppgave(r) og skriftlig prøve1/14 hoursA - FNone permitted
The assessment of the course consists of a group task and a written exam. The task counts 30% and the written exam counts 70%. The lecturer puts the final grade.
Project work: If a student fails or want to improve the grade, she/he has to take the projects again the following year.

Coursework requirements

Mandatory assignments
A given number of exercises (performed in groups) must be completed and approved before access to the exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Guillermo Rojas Orts , Sudath Chaminda Siriwardane Siriwardane Arachchilage
Course coordinator
Guillermo Rojas Orts

Method of work

6 hours facilitated teaching pr.week: 4 hours lecture + 2 hours of supervision. Exercises that compulsory group both in building physical calculations and drawing work.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Wooden Urban Buildings (BIB630_1) 10
Building Design (BIB470_1) 5
Wooden buildings (BIB180_1) 10
Building Technology (BIB140_1) 5

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme
Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years

Course assessment

Formand / or callsaccordingto applicable guidelines.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 09.08.2020