Course detail

Failures and Reconstruction

FAST-BH055Acad. year: 2018/2019

It deals mainly about the focus of the present state of the buildings, the construction- technical and historic research, identification of failures by the external symptoms and basic methods for their removal. The subject deals with the creation of the drawing documentation of reconstructed buildings. Students will learn about the development of building industry laws in Bohemia and Moravia and about building construction systems and principles at of standards and design regulations.

Department

Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

In frame of education, students will learn how to find solutions in the field of reconstruction and modernization of buildings to subject him analyze and use for a particular case in order to avoid errors which may commit when designing buildings. Students will be prepared to design changes and adaptations in existing buildings not only to improve the environment and functional recovery, but also with regard to economic efficiency of operation of the building.

Prerequisites

Partition, drawing and designing of building constructions, concrete and masonry constructions, metal and wooden constructions, building equipment, building technology and control.

Co-requisites

Partition, drawing and designing of building constructions, principal knowledge of building heat engineering, acoustics and illumination, building equipment, building technology and control.

Recommended optional programme components

It is recommended to pass the course Special project

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Work on projects, a specific examples of solutions reconstruction by type of failure.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Prerequisite for the successful completion of the course is completion of all the lectures and continuous processing the tasks assigned.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the subject, terminology, durability and life-span of buildings.
2. Surveying of existing state in buildings.
3. Fundamental surveys in buildings – technical survey, historical and architectural survey (preliminary consideration of building defects and deficiencies – visual exploration), Development of building industry law in Bohemia and Moravia since the second half of the 19th century.
4. Design regulations for the project documentation of building reconstruction and renovation .
5. Cracks in building constructions – characteristics of cracks (active and passive crack defects, tension, compression or shear cracks , etc.) causes of cracks in building constructions and ways their rehabilitation.
6. Defects of vertical structures (columns, load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, partitions) and their rehabilitations.
7. Openings in vertical structures, supports and bracing for rehabilitation processes.
8. Defects of horizontal constructions - the first part (lintels, girders, floor structures, wooden beam floor structures) and ways of their rehabilitation.
9. Defects of horizontal constructions - the second part (vaults, floor constructions) – types, defects, rehabilitation.
10. Staircases – main defects and failures, repair possibilities.
11. Foundation structures – failures, ways of rehabilitation, enlargement of width and depth of existing foundations.
12. Defects and failures of saddle roofs – causes, rehabilitation, attic extensions and superstructures.
13. Summary.

Aims

Theoretical and practical experience with geodesic surveying of an existing state of an object, performing of brief technical investigations, identification of defects and failures of building constructions according to extrinsic characteristics, projecting of redevelopment of principal defects and failures.

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-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the subject, terminology, durability and life-span of buildings.
2. Surveying of existing state in buildings.
3. Fundamental surveys in buildings – technical survey, historical and architectural survey (preliminary consideration of building defects and deficiencies – visual exploration), Development of building industry law in Bohemia and Moravia since the second half of the 19th century.
4. Design regulations for the project documentation of building reconstruction and renovation .
5. Cracks in building constructions – characteristics of cracks (active and passive crack defects, tension, compression or shear cracks , etc.) causes of cracks in building constructions and ways their rehabilitation.
6. Defects of vertical structures (columns, load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, partitions) and their rehabilitations.
7. Openings in vertical structures, supports and bracing for rehabilitation processes.
8. Defects of horizontal constructions - the first part (lintels, girders, floor structures, wooden beam floor structures) and ways of their rehabilitation.
9. Defects of horizontal constructions - the second part (vaults, floor constructions) – types, defects, rehabilitation.
10. Staircases – main defects and failures, repair possibilities.
11. Foundation structures – failures, ways of rehabilitation, enlargement of width and depth of existing foundations.
12. Defects and failures of saddle roofs – causes, rehabilitation, attic extensions and superstructures.
13. Summary.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Preparation of the building subject a suitable for reconstruction.
2. Building-technical and building-historical research of the building.
3. Taking measure and drawing current state of the object.
4. Individual entering of the building reconstruction the given object.
5. Design and drawing of adaptation or modernisation object.
6. Final consultation and elaboration submission to the credit.

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