Course detail

Process and Functional Analysis of Building Construction

FAST-DH82Acad. year: 2023/2024

Students can assess quality and health aspects of indoor environment by means of simplified calculation methods and numerical methods of simulations. They can also assess thermal protection of buildings with respect to the thermal field of multidimensional heat conduction and thermal insulations of buildings within non-stationary conditions.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Entry knowledge

Theory of thermal protection, acoustics, fire protection, daylighting and insolation of buildings at a level of master study.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the requirements and assessment methods of indoor environment quality in buildings with respect to thermal protection, daylighting and insolation, acoustic properties of constructions and buildings and analysis of fire hazard.
Elaboration of study of assessment the theoretical part of the specified object structures according to the specification and consultations.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Hens H.: Moisture transfer in Envelope Parts. International Energy Agency 1996
Jenisch R.: Schadenfreies Bauen - Tauwasserschäden. Fraunhofer IRB Verlag 1996

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Instructions to the building proposal in real conditions. 2. Design of construction system according to the conditions specified 3. Operating scheme of disposition the building in accordance with fire protection of buildings. 4. Variants of the structural design of building 5. Assessment of heat-insulating properties of materials perimeter of building 6. Assessment insolation and lighting of given building 7. Proposals for construction details particularly take account to condensation diffusion 8.-9. Simulation of external influences on the building construction - heat and moisture (theory of modeling ) 10.-11. Development in a report in the form of the theoretical part of the future doctoral work focused on building physics 12. Consultation of the theoretical part of assigned papers 13. Submission of the study to evaluate