234.153 Methods of Building Construction and HVAC Basics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.5h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify and describe construction methods;
  • Describe the construction aspects (transport, construction site equipment, construction process) for the respective construction process;
  • Explain the execution of details on building construction sites from a construction management point of view;
  • Explain the building physics basics;
  • To describe the interactions (interfaces) between building equipment (HVAC) and construction work on the construction site.

For organisational and administrative questions regarding the lecture Construction methods in building construction and HVAC basics, please contact oleksandr.melnyk@tuwien.ac.at!

Info: Under the button "Show individual dates" you can see the detailed schedule.

  • Lectures and exercises are held online.
  • The presentations of seminar papers will take place in seminar room EAEG06 at Argentinienstrasse 8.
  • The oral exam will probably take place in room EAZE04 Argentinienstrasse 8.

Subject of course

In the first part of the lecture, the various process technologies (solid construction, skeleton construction, ...) in building construction are presented and explained. The aspects of construction management (transport, construction site equipment, construction sequence, costing) for the respective methods will be discussed. In the exercise, the execution method of certain building construction elements and the computation of HVAC components are compiled. In the second part of the lecture, an overview is given of the basic principles of building physics for the design of technical building equipment (HVAC). Based on these fundamentals, the individual components of the HVAC (heating and cooling) are described. In the last section of the lectures, the building operation/HVAC interfaces are examined, and various terms in the field of digitalization in building construction are taught.

Lecture and tutorials are conducted online. Find more information on the TUWEL course.

Teaching methods

The methodological structure of this LVA is as follows:        

  • Lecture;
  • Self-study of selected chapters of the lecture;
  • 2 lectured exercise units;
  • 1 exercise assignment with a presentation of seminar papers;
  • Oral examination.

Mode of examination


Additional information

A script for the course is available in the secretary's office of the Institute (234-1). Please note the opening hours due to Corona.



Course dates

Tue08:45 - 11:3030.11.2021 Hochbau Vortrag
Wed08:45 - 13:0001.12.2021 TGA-Vortrag
Tue08:45 - 13:0007.12.2021 Hochbau-Vortrag
Thu08:45 - 11:3009.12.2021 TGA-Vortrag
Tue08:45 - 11:3014.12.2021 Ausgabe Seminararbeiten Hochbau+TGA
Wed08:45 - 13:0015.12.2021 Rechenübung TGA
Tue08:45 - 11:3011.01.2022Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Repetitorium Seminararbeit
Mon17:00 - 19:0017.01.2022Hörsaal 12 Zusatztermin - Vorlesung von Prof. Goger
Tue08:45 - 11:3018.01.2022Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Seminararbeitspräsentation
Wed08:45 - 11:3019.01.2022Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Seminararbeitspräsentation
Tue08:30 - 17:0025.01.2022Besprechungsraum Galerie Mündliche Prüfung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The course assessment is based on the students' exercise (60 p.) + seminar paper presentation (40 p.). In total, 100 points are to be achieved. Finally, an oral examination will take place in January 2022. To participate in the exam, students are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • At least 51 points achieved;
  • Attendance at the first lecture;
  • Seminar paper prepared, handed in on time, presented (compulsory attendance, 5 Min/Person) and positively completed;
  • Attendance at the exercise presentation is obligatory.

Attendance counts the lecture sessions and topic presentation sessions.

After the first performance, the course is considered to be compulsory. Thus, an assessment takes place at the end of the course.

Please note: Depending on the number of students, the times for the presentations and the oral examinations may differ from the time indicated in the TISS.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.11.2021 08:00 29.11.2021 00:00 14.12.2021 00:00


The student must have at least 2 of the course(s) completed listed below:


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science


Script is available at the institute office (Mo-Thu, 9-12).

Previous knowledge

Master students who have not completed their Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at TU Wien and do not meet the admission requirements are kindly requested to contact us.

Preceding courses