Course detail

Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 1

FAST-CH004Acad. year: 2017/2018

The aim of lectures are systems of flat, pitched and steep roofs. The course also provides an understanding of special systems of thermal insulations based on thermal radiation reflectivity and modern and unusual types of assembled roofing including solar roofing. The next part of the course will be aimed at modern waterproofing layers and thermal insulations and their connection to various types of roofs. The great attention is paid to construction details.

Department

Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of design of the exact, clear and particular flat or pitched roof above various thermal and moisture internal environment. Ability of the detailed design and material design of terraces, roof parking lots and green roofs.

Prerequisites

Thermal-moisture processes in building envelopes, basic classification of roofs according to a pitch, shape, structure, serviceability, requirements etc. Outer and inner boundary conditions for roof designs above heated and unheated spaces. Drawing of roofs according to the valid standards.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Compositions of double and tripleroofs, safety waterproofing materials (micro-perforated, micro-porous and monolithic).
2. Thermal insulations of pitched roofs including materials based on thermal radiation reflectivity.
3. Roofing of sheet metal (smooth, sinuous, simulative roofing tiles), plastic, bitumen, stone, wood (boards, shingles), thatch, solar and exotic.
4. Pitched roof designing in mountain regions (securing of pitches roofs against snow slide and upward wind lift). Green pitched roofs.
5. Waterproof layers of flat roofs by bituminous felts (bitumen, bearing infill, surface finish) and their use.
6. Waterproof layers of flat roofs by plastic foils (thermoplastic, elastomer, thermoplastic-elastomer) their use and laying technology. Solar foils. Spread waterproof layer.
7. Ways of flat roof stabilization against the upward wind lift (sticking, stabilization layers, mechanical anchoring).
8. Roof terraces and traffic roofs (parking lots, heliports). Design principles, details.
9. Green roofs. Types of vegetation, design principles, details.
10. Reconstructions of flat roofs.

Aims

A design of the exact, clear and particular flat or pitched roof above various thermal and moisture internal environment. Knowledge of the detailed design and material design of terraces, roof parking lots, heliports and green roofs. The issue of details. A basic overview of the structural and building physics principles for reconstructions of single and double leaf flat roofs.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer