234.153 Methods of Building Construction and HVAC Basics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 2.5h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify and describe construction methods;
  • Describe the construction aspects (transport, construction site equipment, construction process) for the respective construction process;
  • Explain the execution of details on building construction sites from a construction management point of view;
  • Explain the building physics basics;
  • To describe the interactions (interfaces) between building equipment (HVAC) and construction work on the construction site.

For organisational and administrative questions regarding the lecture Construction methods in building construction and HVAC basics, please contact oleksandr.melnyk@tuwien.ac.at!

Info: Under the button "Show individual dates" you can see the detailed schedule.

  • The presentations of seminar papers will take place in seminar room AE EG - 1.
  • The oral exam will probably take place in room Seminarraum AE EG - 1.

Subject of course

In the first part of the lecture, the various process technologies (solid construction, skeleton construction, ...) in building construction are presented and explained. The aspects of construction management (transport, construction site equipment, construction sequence, costing) for the respective methods will be discussed. In the exercise, the execution method of certain building construction elements and the computation of HVAC components are compiled. In the second part of the lecture, an overview is given of the basic principles of building physics for the design of technical building equipment (HVAC). Based on these fundamentals, the individual components of the HVAC (heating and cooling) are described. In the last section of the lectures, the building operation/HVAC interfaces are examined, and various terms in the field of digitalization in building construction are taught.

Teaching methods

The methodological structure of this LVA is as follows:        

  • Lecture;
  • Self-study of selected chapters of the lecture;
  • 2 lectured exercise units;
  • 1 exercise assignment with a presentation of seminar papers;
  • Oral examination.

Mode of examination


Additional information

A script for the course is available online in the TUWEL course.



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 12:0005.12.2023 - 23.01.2024Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Wed09:00 - 12:0006.12.2023 - 24.01.2024Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Methods of Building Construction and HVAC Basics - Single appointments
Tue05.12.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Wed06.12.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Tue12.12.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Wed13.12.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Tue19.12.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Wed20.12.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Tue09.01.202409:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Wed10.01.202409:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Tue16.01.202409:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Wed17.01.202409:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Tue23.01.202409:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Wed24.01.202409:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The course assessment is based on the students' exercise (60 p.) + seminar paper presentation (40 p.). In total, 100 points are to be achieved. Finally, an oral examination will take place in January. To participate in the exam, students are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • At least 51 points achieved;
  • Attendance at the first lecture;
  • Seminar paper prepared, handed in on time, presented (compulsory attendance, 5 Min/Person) and positively completed;
  • Attendance at the exercise presentation is obligatory.

Attendance counts the lecture sessions and topic presentation sessions.

After the first performance, the course is considered to be compulsory. Thus, an assessment takes place at the end of the course.

Please note: Depending on the number of students, the times for the presentations and the oral examinations may differ from the time indicated in the TISS.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.11.2023 08:00 27.11.2023 00:00 12.12.2023 00:00


Z066505 OR ((L234223 OR L234993 OR L234044) AND (L234143 OR L234144))


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


A script for the course can be downloaded from the TUWEL course.

Previous knowledge

Master students who have not completed their Bachelor's degree in civil engineering at TU Wien and do not meet the admission requirements are kindly requested to contact us.

Preceding courses