066-0413-00L  Materials and Constructions

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersJ. Carmeliet
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractBuilding materials: properties and performance, building envelope integration and detailing, solutions for energy efficient buildings, sustainable building construction
ObjectiveThe students will acquire knowledge in the following fields:
Fundamentals of material performance
Fundamentals of building envelope design and construction: roof, walls, basement
Introduction to durability problems of building facades
Materials for the building envelope:
- Overview of structural materials and systems: concrete, steel and wood
- Insulating materials
- Air barrier, vapor barrier and sealants
- Glazing and windows
- Façade systems and veneer materials
- Interior finishing
Assessment of materials and components behavior and performance
Solutions for energy retrofitting of (historical) buildings
Aspects of sustainability and durability
ContentBuilding materials: properties and performance, building envelope integration and detailing, solutions for energy efficient buildings, sustainable building construction
Lecture notesHandouts, supporting material and exercises are provided online (Link).
LiteratureAll material is provided online (Link)