Learning programme  Thermal bridges evaluation
Total number of hours 14 Total number of credits  N/A
Minimum EQF for participants Level 6
Pre-curriculum conditions  Basic knowledge about building thermal insulation methods and solutions. Knowledge on basic terms and definitions, e.g. heat transfer coefficient (U-value), heat conductivity coefficient. 


Learning Outcomes


Learning unit/ topic Knowledge Skills Responsibility & autonomy
1 Theoretical foundations of infrared measurement and practical aspects of performing infrared measurements.
Advanced knowledge on the theoretical foundations of heat transfer related to infrared measurements.  Advanced skills required to identify physical phenomena responsible for excessive heat losses in a building.  Taking responsibility  for deciding on appropriate conditions for performing infrared measurements. 
2 Operating infrared camera – theoretical foundations
Advanced knowledge on the infrared camera functions and conditions required for taking infrared measurements.    Advanced skills required to using the infrared camera. Taking responsibility  for using proper settings of the infrared camera for taking pictures.  
3 Operating infrared camera. Results analysis and report drafting.
Advanced knowledge on infrared camera operation and measurement procedures.  Advanced skills required to taking the thermograms and their analysis.  Taking responsibility  for evaluating of thermal bridges in buildings and providing a technical report. 

Detailed content of the topic (module)

Learning unit/topic Teaching methods (classical, video presentation, ppt presentation) Type of activity (course, applied activity, practical activity) No. of hours
  1. Introduction
    1. theoretical foundations of infrared measurement.
    2. theoretical introduction to practical aspects of performing infrared measurements. 
Ppt presentation Course 2
  1. Operating infrared camera – theoretical foundations. 
Ppt presentation Course 1
  1. Operating infrared camera. Results analysis and report drafting.
    1. operating infrared camera: understanding the influence of environmental conditions, surface characteristics etc. on the measurement results.
    2. results analysis, comparison to “classical measurements”
    3. report drafting. 
Individual work of participants, discussion on results Practical activity (workshop) 11
Total no. of hours 14



CEN – EN 13187 Thermal Performance of Buildings – Qualitative Detection of Thermal Irregularities in Building Envelopes – Infrared Method


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