101-0527-10L  Materials and Constructions

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersG. Habert, D. Sanz Pont
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-0527-10 GMaterials and Constructions2 hrs
Mon08:00-09:35HIL D 10.2 »
G. Habert, D. Sanz Pont

Catalogue data

AbstractBuilding materials with a special focus on regenerative materials: earth, bio-based and reuse.
Sourcing, properties and performance, building envelope integration and detailing, sustainable building construction
ObjectiveSpecial focus on regenerative materials: earth, bio-based and reuse
The students will acquire knowledge in the following fields:
Fundamentals of material performance
Introduction to durability problems of building facades
Materials for the building envelope:
- Overview of structural materials and systems: concrete, steel, wood and bamboo, earth
- Insulating materials (bio-based vs conventional)
- Air barrier, vapour barrier and sealants
- Interior finishing
Assessment of materials and components behaviour and performance
Solutions for energy retrofitting of (historical) buildings
Aspects of sustainability and durability
Sustainable cement and concrete
Earth construction
Steel and bamboo
Timber construction
Building physic and conventional insulation
Bio-based insulation

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersG. Habert, D. Sanz Pont
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationGroup project with a final presentation and discussion held on the last weeks of December

Learning materials

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Places35 at the most
Waiting listuntil 27.09.2021

Offered in

Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Construction and Maintenance ManagementWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterProject Based CoursesWInformation
Integrated Building Systems MasterCore CoursesOInformation