Course detail

Concrete Technology – Laboratories

FAST-BJ003Acad. year: 2018/2019

Basic technological tests of aggregates in accordance with applicable IEC.
The design methods of concrete composition.
Procedures for testing of fresh and hardened concrete theory and practical implementation of the various tests.
Verification of the proposed concrete tests.
Monitoring the impact of water, additives and ratio of coarse and fine aggregates on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete.
Students often attend seminars in teaching laboratories in concrete technology.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate obtains knowledge of basic knowledge about the properties and testing of fresh and hardened concrete. The student is able to:
- To design concrete composition
- Explain and practically performed tests of concrete components
- Explain and practically perform basic testing of fresh and hardened concrete
- Carry out practical verification of theoretical design of concrete composition
- An evaluation and interpretation of test results of fresh and hardened concrete.


Theoretical fundamentals of concrete technology, theoretically and practically mastered methods for testing concrete components.


Theoretical knowledge of binders, aggregates and concrete additives

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exercises include computational part. and part focused on practical laboratory experiments performed by students
Exercises content also practical examples.
Students work in labs in teams and then present the results in the form of protocols.
Students are required to calculate specified exercises individually, the correctness of which is verified by supervisor of seminars

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Completion of all exercises except for excused absences. Submission of all reports in content and scope.
Final-test with a minimum of 60% of the total marks.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is obtaining practical knowledge about fresh and hardened concrete properties. Acquire test procedures of input components and parameters of fresh and hardened concrete. Practical verification of theoretical design for concrete composition.

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 B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1st Overview of tests for concrete components, fresh and hardened concrete.
2nd Basic technological tests of aggregates.
3rd Calculation of aggregates mixing relations, blending of fractions.
4th Design methods for concrete composition.
5th Methods for determining the consistency of fresh concrete.
6th Calculate the composition of concrete for the given class, consistency, type of cement and aggregates.
7th Study trip in a transport-concrete plant.
8th Verification of the basic properties the designed concrete.
9th Checking of water quantity influence in concrete under constant dose of cement on concrete workability and on concrete strength after 7 days of standard hardening.
10th Study of the influence plasticizing additives influence on properties of fresh and hardened concrete.
11th Study of the influence between fine and coarse aggregates on the consistency of fresh concrete and on the strength of hardened concrete.
12th Study of the influence of aerating additives effect on concrete properties.
13th Final-test.