101-0527-10L  Materials and Constructions

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

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