Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Materials (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN)

Danish title
Materialer (Byggeri op til 2½ etage) (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
2. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 36, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Livio Lamartina
Nikola Dimovski
Robert Bartosz Skoczylas
James Harty
Charlotte Schytz Juul
  • Purpose

    General objectives
    Within this subject you will be able to execute, independently and in
    collaboration with others, a design process relating to material choices, in
    accordance with the relevant regulations.
    You will also make a coherent technological design with regard to location, local technologies, regional differences and climate

    Learning objectives
    You will obtain knowledge within:
    •Concrete Technology production and Mix design;
    •Steel technology basics and properties;
    •Steel Rebar basics and properties;
    •Timber technology basics;
    •Have regard to material tolerances and moisture permeability .

    You will obtain skills in:
    •Scrutinizing, analyzing and choosing different structural materials
    •Reporting about building performances and specifications
    •Drill through the materials palette in a BIM programme, to make proper choices with regard to identifying materials, how they are graphically represented, their correct appearance, their physical properties and their thermal properties.
    •Document material choices through a systematic property analysis approach
    •Assess the Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) of selected materials
    •Assess the material properties with regard to health and safety
    •Assess the materials with regard to fire reaction and resistance
    •Draw up a schedule of materials

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The teaching is based on the understanding that learning is most efficient if students are given the opportunity to work with real-life assignments from, or inspired by, companies in relevant industries.
    When choosing a project, the possibility of incorporating the academic and professional challenges throughout the semester into the project must be taken into account.
    The students are given the opportunity to be involved in the various project phases, from preliminary analysis to realisation of the project. In connection with the project work, the students are faced with real-life problems to be solved based on the given theory, and are to organise the work in such a way that deadlines can be met. The students are furthermore provided with the necessary qualifications to work independently, thereby preparing them to complete the final project as an individual assignment.
    This working method allows the students to gain an understanding of how problems are identified and analysed, how solution models are set up, and how the right solution is adopted.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Materials (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN) you will receive 20 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 27 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 49% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, project work, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, study group.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances