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Dr. E. Rajasekar
IIT Roorkee


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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.




Solar geometry, climate responsive building design, thermal comfort


Bio climatic design, building envelop, glazing systems, energy efficiency


Fundamentals of building acoustics, Quality indicators, Acoustic materials, Noise control


Visual quality in built environment, Effective day lighting design, Integrated design approach


1. Givoni, B. (1969). Man, climate and architecture. Elsevier.
2. Szokolay, S. V. (2014). Introduction to architectural science: the basis of sustainable design. Routledge.
3. Koenigsberger, O. H. (1975). Manual of tropical housing & building. Orient Blackswan.
4. Egan, M. D. (1988). Architectural acoustics. McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing.
5. Kinsler, L. E., Frey, A. R., Coppens, A. B., & Sanders, J. V. (1999). Fundamentals of acoustics.Fundamentals of Acoustics. Wiley-VCH.
6. Egan, M. D., & Olgyay, V. (2002). Architectural lighting. McGraw-Hill.



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