Building materials form the “third skin” of humans. It largely depends on the selection of building materials as to whether a building provides a comfortable indoor climate and whether it is healthy, energy-efficient, and ecological. This course provides an overview of all the properties of building materials that are important from a building biology perspective.
A lack of knowledge in the area of building science can result in major building damage. Therefore, this course module also introduces basic building science concepts that all students should understand so that, later in the field, they will know in which situations it is important to consult an expert.
There is no need to memorize equations. The course module can serve as a reference as needed.