BYGG1001 - Civil Engineering 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 40/100 ALLE
Written examination 60/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

Building physics (outdoor climate and indoor environment, heating, humidity, noise, fire), construction theory (foundation, wall constructions, floors, roofs, special rooms, technical installations), building materials, goods and components, introduction to current laws and regulations for the Norwegian construction industry in digital drawing and projecting tools (BIM), energy calculation

Continuous strings:
Digital string: Introduction to BIM tools, use of programming,
Ethics string: Ethical issues surrounding energy use, material use, environmental consequences of design choices, life cycle analysis, professional reflection.

Learning outcome

The candidate:
- Has basic knowledge of building physical contexts within heat penetration, moisture and sound.
- have knowledge of fire as a physical phenomenon and the principles of fire protection in the building regulations, as the basis for simple fire planning
- have knowledge of how outdoor climate affects the climate and indoor environment of buildings and how to design buildings based on this
- can refer to technical authority requirements related to performance, including historical development
- is familiar with research and development work and standards in construction technology and can update their knowledge of this through information retrieval
- can write an academic report according to basic principles
- Has basic knowledge of technical drawing according to the Norwegian standard and the design of building constructions using digital technology
- account for the basic material characteristics of the most widely used building materials

The candidate can:
- draw simple detail drawings of building constructions on a scale and prepare overview and principle drawings, by hand and with DAK
- apply calculation methods to document and evaluate the qualities of new and existing building constructions, including heat, moisture and sound calculations.
- apply current guidelines based on standards for design, engineering and documentation of common technical solutions.
- calculate the energy requirements and power requirements of a building, both manually and using tools.
- carry out fire engineering assessments of buildings, with emphasis on the protection of life and health.
General competence:
The candidate:
- can plan and carry out varied building engineering tasks, alone and in groups using recognized methods and techniques according to applicable legislation, in accordance with ethical requirements and guidelines
- Has insight into the environmental consequences of materials, products and solutions in construction technology, and can put this into an ethical perspective and a lifecycle perspective
- can present their results and analyzes in both written and oral
- master current professional expressions and communicate with other professionals, also participate in professional discussions.
- can reflect on one's own and another's professional practice.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures Exercises individually and in groups Self-study Practical work on computer lab excursion

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

Permitted examination aids: Writing and drawing equipment. A re-sit examination is held in August. Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)
Civil engineering (FTHINGBY)

Required previous knowledge

Study Law bachelor civil engineering NTNU

Course materials

Knut Ivar Edvardsen og Trond Ramstad: Trehus håndbok 5 , SINTEF Byggforsk 2014, 4.opplag 2018
Jan Vincent Thue: Bygningsfysikk -- grunnlag, Fagbokforlaget 2016
Sandaker, Sandvik og Vik: Materialkunnskap, Byggenæringens forl. 2003.
Innføring i byggereglene TEK17, SINTEF akademisk forlag 2017, 7. utg.
Byggforsk kunnskapssystemer på nett.
Læremateriell på valgt BIM-verktøy.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYGG1001F 10.0 01.09.2019
BYGA1001 10.0 01.09.2019
BYGT1001 10.0 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 40/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 60/100 HJELPEMIDD
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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