Course: Building Construction

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Course title Building Construction
Course code KME/POS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pašek Jan, Doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Legislature, classification of buildings. General technical requirements for construction. 2. Typology of buildings, principles of operation in buildings, spatial requirements and interior layout context. 3. Structural systems of buildings. Building materials and technologies of construction. Elements of vertical and horizontal load-bearing structures and their characteristics. 4. Foundation and substructure. Waterproofing. 5. Staircases and ramps - typology and structural types. Elevators, escalators. Overhung structures. 6. Roofing of buildings. Bearing structures of roofs, flat and pitched roofs. 7. Final completion structures - partitions, floors, ceilings, surfaces. Hole fillings - windows, doors, gates. 8. Building claddings. Thermal insulation systems. Energy performance of buildings. Thermal bridges. 9. Requirements and parameters of fire safety of buildings. Barrier-free use of buildings, movement of persons with reduced mobility and orientation, architectural and structural barriers. 10. Defects, failures, rehabilitation and construction changes of buildings. Constructional and historical survey. 11. Construction changes and development of buildings. Technical improvements of buildings. Operating costs of buildings. 12. Security risks associated with the preparation and operation of buildings. Sustainable construction, life cycle costs of buildings.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 50 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 78 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Student: - is able to read and create technical documentation for construction, - is familiar with the basic terminology of building structures.
learning outcomes
Student is familiar with: - building materials - building structures - building technologies
teaching methods
assessment methods
Oral exam
Written exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • On-line katalogy knihoven.
  • Barritt C. M. H. Advanced Building Construction, Vols. 1 - 4, Longman, 1988 - 1991 (angl.)..
  • Barry R. The Construction of Building, Vols. 1 - 4, Oxford BSP, 1991 - 2000 (anglicky)..
  • Hájek P. a kol. Konstrukce pozemních staveb 1 - nosné konstrukce I.. ČVUT Praha, 2006.
  • Horniaková L. a kol. Konštrukcie pozemných stavieb 1.. SNTL Praha, 1988.
  • Pašek J. Sylaby k přednáškám POS. Každoročně aktualizováno..
  • Witzany J. a kol. Konstrukce pozemních staveb 20.. ČVUT Praha, 2006.

Study plans that include the course
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