BYGG2260 - Building physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 60/100 3 hours G
Approved report 40/100 3 months ALLE

Course content

  • Physical basis
  • Outdoor climate and indoor environment
  • Thermodynamics
  • Moisture
  • Sound and acoustic
  • Fire protection

Learning outcome

After completing the course, students should be able to use TEK17 and NS3031 to document buildings' energy needs and be able to assess the extent to which the building's climate screen may be exposed to moisture problems. Furthermore, they must be able to carry out sound technical calculations to assess the sound-reducing properties of building structures as well as the need for acoustic regulation. Finally, they must also be able to carry out calculations of the fire energy of buildings.

This results in the following learning outcomes:


  • Have basic knowledge of building physical contexts within heat transport, moisture and sound.
  • Have general knowledge of fire as a physical phenomenon.
  • Knowing the impact on buildings (climate) and indoor environment, and how to design buildings based on this.
  • Be familiar with technical authority requirements related to the performance.


  • Assess current building requirements and stresses.
  • Conduct assessment and calculation of heat and moisture transport in building parts and acoustics in buildings.
  • Calculate energy requirements and power requirements for a building, both manually and using tools.
  • Dimense heat, moisture and sound insulation
  • Perform fire engineering assessments of buildings, with emphasis on the protection of life and health.
  • Evaluate technical solutions against regulatory requirements or other user requirements.
  • Carry out practical sound measurements.

General competence:

  • Communicate professionally with peers
  • Assess the ethical aspects of selected technical solutions.

Learning methods and activities

Continuous strings:

  • Digital String: Spreadsheets and Simien for simulation.
  • Ethics strand: Ethical issues surrounding energy use.

The form of learning is essentially project work, exercises and some instrument use. Mandatory work requirements: 4 mandatory works.

For netbased students:

Pre-recorded video lectures are used. Tutoring is carried out both synchronously using Collaborate and asynchronous using forums. There is a plan for this on the learning platform. There will be a collection focusing on instrument use and group work. There are 4 work requirements that are required to pass the exam.

Estimated time spent:

Pre-recorded lectures: 20 hours Campus lectures: 20 hours Organized tutoring: 10 hours Project work: 50 hours Own effort: 80 hours SUM 180 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory work 1
  • Compulsory work 2
  • Compulsory work 3
  • Compulsory work 4

Further on evaluation

Digital excam Re-stit of written exam in Mars

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG-F)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Course materials

Jan Vincent Thue (2016). Bygningsfysikk - grunnlag. Fagbokforlaget. SINTEF Building Research Design guides Norwegian standards: NS3031, NS8175

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYG1371 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 40/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 G 2021-12-03 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
S410 Smaragd 34
M411-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 1
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 G INSPERA
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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