207.012 Foundations of Building Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

... describe the key parameters, planning and construction process and methods of analysis.

... program and validate simple calculations and simulation tools in the area of structural engineering, building physics, building technology, electricity, district heating, district cooling or gas networks and mobility services.

... describe the numerical methods for calculating the built environment (buildings and infrastructures).

Subject of course

Sustainability as a guiding principle in the development of the built environment; Changes in energy and mobility consumption behaviour and technological changes in the energy system; Parameters for thermal, acoustic, visual comfort and air quality in buildings; Risk management (structural failure, moisture damage, fire, earthquake, ...); Calculation and simulation methods for forecasting building behaviour and infrastructure utilization; Visualization as a central component for strategic planning; design; construction and maintenance and recycling of the built environment;

Teaching methods

Introductory lectures; practical tasks; calculation; simulation and software development tasks

Mode of examination




Course dates

Fri14:00 - 17:0025.10.2019 - 24.01.2020Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Foundations of Building Science - Single appointments
Fri25.10.201914:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Fri08.11.201914:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Fri22.11.201914:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Fri06.12.201914:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Fri13.12.201914:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Fri10.01.202014:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Fri17.01.202014:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise
Fri24.01.202014:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 Lecture with Excercise

Examination modalities

written exam

Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic competences of a technical bachelor degree


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