ARCH408 Building Physics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ARCH408 Building Physics 2 1 4 Monday 15:00-16:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Benjamin Durakovic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Tuesday:
14:00-15:00
Thursday:
15:00-16:00
Friday:
15:00-18:00
A F1.15
E-mail bdurakovic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives To provide an introduction and develop knowledge in the following areas such as: Building and energy; Comfort issues, energy use, carbon emissions, and operational performance; Heat and Mass transfer; Light and humidity; and Airflow and temperature
Textbook 1. Steven Szokolay. Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design. Burlington, MA: Architectural Press, 2nd edition 2008. 2. Peter Burbery, Environment and Services, (Mitchell's building series), 8th Edition, ISBN 0582245214
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analyze building interior environment and determine occupant comfort
  2. Analyze heat and moisture transport through building envelope;
  3. Assess potential heat bridges in building envelope;
  4. Combine building materials to achieve optimum building operation
Teaching Methods Final exam is given at the end. In order to attract the attention of the students into the offered courses during the semester, some exams ( midterms) are given and also some assignments are asked. The internal exams will encourage the students to study harder during the semester time. Learning delivery: 1. Lecture Discussion and review questions. 2. Power point presentations. 3. Short Reports and homework assignments.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction: Physical Environmental Factors, Moisture and Sources Of Moisture CHAPTER 1
Week 2 Occupant Comfort: Forms of Occupant Comfort, Personal Parameters, Environmental Parameters, Psychrometry ; (HW1) CHAPTER 1
Week 3 Psychrometry ; (HW1) Air Comfort: Psychrometry; Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, Design Criteria (HW2) CHAPTER 2
Week 4 Heat transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Ventilation (HW3) CHAPTER 2
Week 5 Heat transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Ventilation CHAPTER 2
Week 6 Heat transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Ventilation (HW4) CHAPTER 2
Week 7 Heat transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Ventilation (HW5) CHAPTER 2
Week 8 Midterm Exam
Week 9 Design Principles: Energy Conservation, Cold Bridges, Heat Loss Problems (HW6) CHAPTER 2
Week 10 Mass Transfer: Vapor diffusion and Moisture Transfer Infiltration Condensation in plane; Condensation in zone (HW9) CHAPTER 3
Week 11 Mass Transfer: Vapor diffusion and Moisture Transfer Infiltration Condensation in plane; Condensation in zone (HW8) CHAPTER 3
Week 12 Mass Transfer: Vapor diffusion and Moisture Transfer Infiltration Condensation in plane; Condensation in zone (HW9) CHAPTER 3
Week 13 Room Acoustics: Direct Sound, Reverberation, Sound Reflection, Sound Absorption Acoustical Performance
Week 14 Room Acoustics: Direct Sound, Reverberation, Sound Reflection, Sound Absorption Acoustical Performance
Week 15 Light Comfort: Illumination, Colormetry, Photometry Daylight Availability, Reflecting Components, Daylight Reflecting Surfaces Design Criteria.
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Homework 8 5 1,2,3,4
Mid-term exam 1 35 1,2,3,4
Projects 1 20
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture and application 3 15 45 Mid-term exam study 8 1 8
Homeworks 1 9 9 Final exam study 8 1 8
Home study 1 10 10 Project/presentation 5 4 20
        Total Workload Hours = 100
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 4
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 09/10/2020
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