Building Construction II

Course Information
TitleΟΙΚΟΔΟΜΙΚΗ ΙΙ / Building Construction II
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000161


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course535

Programme of Study: PPS TPM - EISAKTEOI APO 2022 KAI EXĪS

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: PPS TPM (EISACΗTHENTES EŌS KAI 2021)

Registered students: 482
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Core program for all studentsCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
1. ΤΕ0700
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at: - the transfer of knowledge related to specialized areas of building physics and its performance against natural phenomena, as well as their influence on the building envelope design, - the knowledge of the properties of thermal and moisture protection materials, as well as their potential to protect the building skin, - the proper selection of the layers composing a building element, avoiding mistakes that could lead to the deterioration of the building element and envelope in general, - the communication of the general regulatory context for the protection of a building, - the acquirement of new knowledge and experience related to the formation of hygienic and thermal comfort conditions indoors.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Thermal protection of buildings: the building envelope and its energy performance. Thermal balance, thermal comfort, thermal losses and thermal gains. Thermal insulation materials. Thermal capacity, thermal bridging. Energy conservation in buildings. Regulation for the Building Energy Performance. Requirements and standards. Calculations. Domestic plumbing services: Cold water supply system and installation (supply pipes, distribution pipes, flow controls, cisterns and sanitary fittings), drainage and sanitary systems (sewage disposal, pipe materials and size, fittings, inspection chambers, ventilation pipes, cesspools). Basic concepts and requirements of domestic electromechanical installation (electrical wiring and heating systems). Moisture protection: sources of moisture in buildings, condensation, water proofing and dampness treatise, vapour barriers, calculations. Sound insulation of buildings. Floors: types, materials, constructional techniques, details. Joints between floors. Stairway and balcony finishes. Handrails and balustrades of balconies. Outdoor floor finishes. Wall and ceiling lining: plastering systems for various backgrounds, rendering, panelling, painting and decorating.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
The following points can be found in the course's webpage in e-learning. Additionally, the information is presented in the classroom during the first lecture of the semester. The written exam grade contributes to the final grade by 50%, under the requirement that the minimum grade of 5 has been reached both for the written exam and for the project. The final grade constitutes the average grade among the project and the written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
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