TKT4240 - BM1 Construction Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

An engineer must have good knowledge about materials and their potential and limitations. This involves a fundamental knowledge of environmental and material properties of materials and how they are related to the material structure. The course gives a basic introduction to the properties of the five main classes of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and natural materials with special focus on steel, concrete, wood and plastic materials.

Learning outcome


The candidate will learn basic theory about main building- and construction materials. This will cover material composition, preparation, structure, properties, performance and applications in buildings and structures.



The candidate should be able to make sensible and well-founded choice of materials.


General knowlegde:

The candidate should understand how properties of materials that are important in engineering can be related to the characteristics of the material.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and written exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises and written exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Ashby/Jones: Engineering Materials 1 - An introduction to properties, applications and design (4 ed).


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4122 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
TBA4123 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
TMM4100 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Building Materials
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2021-12-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 59
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 48
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 14
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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