Facility & Real  Estate Management FT
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Building Technology - Material Science

level of course unit

Introduction, fundamentals

Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to: - describe the most important building and construction materials as well as to compare and contrast their differences. - describe the lifecycle aspects of building and construction materials. - describe and develop solutions for construction details in building projects.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

- Basic knowledge and overview of common building materials for construction and development. - Assessment and selection of building materials considering technical, economic and ecological aspects. - Holistic consideration of common building materials: commodities, production, processing, use, reuse, recovery and disposal. - Knowledge of common constructive connections and detailed structural engineering solutions (new construction and redevelopment).

recommended or required reading

Backe, H.: Baustoffkunde: Für Ausbildung und Praxis, Werner Verlag; Auflage: 11., 2008 Hestermann, U., Rongen, L..: Frick/Knöll Baukonstruktionslehre 1, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2009 Läpple, V.: Einführung in Die Festigkeitslehre: Lehr- und Übungsbuch, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2008 Neroth, G., Vollenschaar, D.: Wendehorst Baustoffkunde: Grundlagen - Baustoffe - Oberflächenschutz, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2011 Neumann, D., Hestermann, U., Rongen, L.: Frick/Knöll Baukonstruktionslehre 2, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2008 Reul, H.: Handbuch Bautenschutz und Bausanierung, Müller Rudolf, 2007 Riccabona, C.: Baukonstruktionslehre 1: Rohbauarbeiten, Manz Schulbuch, 2008 Riccabona, C., Mezera, K.: Baukonstruktionslehre 2: Ausbauarbeiten, Manz Schulbuch, 2011 Riccabona, C., Mezera, K.: Baukonstruktionslehre 5: Sanierungen - Industriebau - Fassaden, Manz Schulbuch, 2010 Schelling, G., Baustoffkunde, Vogel, 2005

assessment methods and criteria

Presentation, tutorials, written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc.Prof.(FH) Ing., Mag. (FH) Stocker Emanuel

year of study

1. Year of studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory subject

mode of delivery

In class course (integrated lecture)

work placement(s)

not applicable