BYGG2260 - Building physics


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 40/100 3 months ALLE
Written examination 60/100 3 hours G

Course content

Physical basis
Outdoor climate and indoor environment
Sound and acoustic
Fire protection

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student will
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.

After completing the course, the student should be able to
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.
Schedule and carry out laboratory tests.

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:
1 mandatory work.
Part of the project assignment used for the exam involves compulsory laboratory work on the Gjøvik campus.
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

  • Hand-Ins
  • Assessments

Further on evaluation

Digital excam
Re-stit of written exam in August

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-F)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Course materials

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4

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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 40/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 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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