207.012 Foundations of Building Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

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

... describe the key parameters, planning and construction process and methods of analysis.

... program and validate simple calculations and simulation tools in the area of structural engineering, building physics, building technology, electricity, district heating, district cooling or gas networks and mobility services.

... describe the numerical methods for calculating the built environment (buildings and infrastructures).

Subject of course

Sustainability as a guiding principle in the development of the built environment; Changes in energy and mobility consumption behaviour and technological changes in the energy system; Parameters for thermal, acoustic, visual comfort and air quality in buildings; Risk management (structural failure, moisture damage, fire, earthquake, ...); Calculation and simulation methods for forecasting building behaviour and infrastructure utilization; Visualization as a central component for strategic planning; design; construction and maintenance and recycling of the built environment;

Teaching methods

Introductory lectures; practical tasks; calculation; simulation and software development tasks

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue15:00 - 17:0011.10.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 1 Introduction
Tue15:00 - 17:0018.10.2022Seminarraum BA 02A LV Einheit
Tue14:00 - 16:0025.10.2022Seminarraum BA 08B - MB LV Einheit
Tue15:00 - 18:0008.11.2022Seminarraum BA 10B - MB LV Einheit
Tue15:00 - 17:0022.11.2022 - 13.12.2022Hörsaal 6 - RPL LV Einheiten
Tue15:00 - 17:0020.12.2022 Zoom Link in TUWELLecture
Tue14:00 - 17:0010.01.2023Seminar room 1 HygThermSim - together with DigiTwin
Tue18:00 - 20:0024.01.2023Seminarraum BA 08B - MB (LIVE)Questions & answers
Foundations of Building Science - Single appointments
Tue11.10.202215:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 1 Introduction
Tue18.10.202215:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02A LV Einheit
Tue25.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB LV Einheit
Tue08.11.202215:00 - 18:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB LV Einheit
Tue22.11.202215:00 - 17:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL LV Einheiten
Tue13.12.202215:00 - 17:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL LV Einheiten
Tue20.12.202215:00 - 17:00 Zoom Link in TUWELLecture
Tue10.01.202314:00 - 17:00Seminar room 1 HygThermSim - together with DigiTwin
Tue24.01.202318:00 - 20:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Questions & answers

Examination modalities

written exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2022 00:00 30.10.2022 00:00 30.10.2022 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 646 Computational Science and Engineering Not specified
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic competences of a technical bachelor degree


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