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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Principles And Applications Of Building Science

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam

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Design and construction professionals require a command on fundamental principles of building physics in order to ensure functional efficiency in the built environments. The course provides a one-stop solution to design/construction industry professionals, students of architecture and engineering disciplines to understand these principles and learn their practical applications. The course comprises of 10 modules which cover climate responsive design of buildings, thermal comfort and energy efficiency, building acoustics and noise control and visual quality and day lighting. The participants will engage in a series of experiential learning modules - involving basic tutorials, animated examples, applied case studies and do-it-yourself exercises.INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG students of Engineering and Architecture ; Design and Construction industry professionalINDUSTRY SUPPORT :Design and Construction Firms, Architecture Firms, Construction companiesIt can be used as a part of induction course for recruits in design and construction firms.


Week 1: Solar geometry, climate responsive building design, thermal comfortWeek 2: Bio climatic design, building envelop, glazing systems, energy efficiencyWeek 3: Fundamentals of building acoustics, Quality indicators, Acoustic materials, Noise controlWeek 4: Visual quality in built environment, Effective day lighting design, Integrated design

Taught by

E. Rajasekar



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