VB6101 - Building physics


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Course content

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

Learning outcome

Knowledge: 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. Skills: 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

Learning methods and activities

The learning form is mainly lectures, work with academic issues and some instrument use. In lectures, spreadsheets are used as digital tools for problem solving. A central part of the course is two group-based projects. Normal group size is 4 - 5 students. In this connection, laboratory tests will be conducted, and this will take place over a longer period of time for the campus students. Mandatory work requirements: 4 mandatory works that all must be approved. Two of the work are group projects, while the other two are individual. Part of the group assignment involves compulsory laboratory work on the Gjøvik campus. For netbased students: Most lectures are streamed, and there are recordings that are subsequently linked from the learning platform. Furthermore, pre-recorded video lectures are used as a supplement. 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: Lectures: 60 hours Organized tutoring: 10 hours Work with compulsory assignments: 80 hours Own effort: 120 hours SUM 270 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Hand-Ins

Further on evaluation

Digital excam Re-stit of written exam in August

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVE0)
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (TKIVTEVU)

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:  10.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


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

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


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