Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to gain an understand of common physical phenomena affecting buildings, for example “rising/penetrating damp” and the loss of heat in walls, roofs and foundations, with focus on damp protection and energy efficiency.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student is expected to be able to estimate: - heat transfer through walls, roofs and foundations - heat transfer through windows and doors - rising damp in walls - if there is a risk for damp damage

Course contents

- calculations on heat transfer in a homogeneous construction - methods how to calculate heat transfers in a composite construction - calculations of damp through a building construction - common structures in energy renovation - common physical phenomena of a building

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary mathematics

Recommended or required reading

Rakentamismääräyskokoelma osa C RT -kortit excercises lecture notes

Study activities

  • Lectures - 18 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 1 hours
  • Practical exercises - 8 hours
  • Small-group work - 2 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 76 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

homeworks and exams


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2016-03-17 - Exams
  • 2016-03-17 - Reports and productions

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