Course detail

Selected Chapters of Construction Processes

FAST-CW023Acad. year: 2018/2019

The subject covers the study of the execution of selected processes used in the construction of engineering structures and buildings. It explains the technological, spatial and time structure of individual selected building processes, the readiness requirements for construction sites and the rules for their implementation. A substantial part of the subject focuses on the execution of underground structures, focusing on engineering techniques for creating the special foundations for constructions to be used in the execution of cut-and-cover underground structures , and an overview of standard and modern tunnelling systems and assemblies, machines and devices for the construction of underground structures.

Department

Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain knowledge regarding the planning and execution of selected construction sub-processes. They will be able to produce technical project planning documentation for selected construction sub-processes, mainly from the area of engineering structures and buildings. Students will be acquainted with the assessment of construction readiness and will be able to deal with the studied sub-processes from the spatial, technical and time perspective. The output of this subject consists of technical instructions produced for an assigned topic.

Prerequisites

Students must possess basic knowledge from the areas of geology, geomechanics, building foundations, and the design of buildings and traffic structures.

Co-requisites

Supplementation and extension of knowledge from the area of structural design .

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Tuition consists of lectures and practical classes as well as individual work on assigned tasks. Field trips to construction sites are organized.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Successful course completion requires compulsory attendance of practical lessons; the individual technical projects concerning construction processes produced by the student must also be assessed as being satisfactory.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Engineering techniques used in the special foundation of constructions with relation to excavated underground structures.
2. Casing structures (stent walls , piles, underground walls), injection and anchoring in rock surroundings.
3. Nomenclature of underground structures. Tunnelling systems and assemblies.
4. Standard assemblies. Drilling and blasting. Ring Method.
5. New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM). Peripheral Notch Method . Microtunnelling.
6. Machines and equipment for the construction of underground structures (bored, cut-and-cover, combined, microtunnelling).
7. Production of steel and timber structures, welding of steel structures, connecting devices for steel and timber structures, transportation to the construction site.
8. Main methods of assembling steel and timber structures.
9. Execution of assembled ceiling structures.
10. Special concreting technologies.
11. Structural insulation, suitability of use and methods of execution.
12. Options for and methods of execution of industrial floors and floors in buildings. Cast and self-levelling floors.
13. Execution of roof and outer shells of buildings.

Aims

To acquire basic knowledge of realization of selected construction processes of underground, building and engineering constructions. To enable subsequent study of time scheduling, modelling, optimisation and rational management of site operations.

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 R , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Engineering techniques used in the special foundation of constructions with relation to excavated underground structures.
2. Casing structures (stent walls , piles, underground walls), injection and anchoring in rock surroundings.
3. Nomenclature of underground structures. Tunnelling systems and assemblies.
4. Standard assemblies. Drilling and blasting. Ring Method.
5. New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM). Peripheral Notch Method . Microtunnelling.
6. Machines and equipment for the construction of underground structures (bored, cut-and-cover, combined, microtunnelling).
7. Production of steel and timber structures, welding of steel structures, connecting devices for steel and timber structures, transportation to the construction site.
8. Main methods of assembling steel and timber structures.
9. Execution of assembled ceiling structures.
10. Special concreting technologies.
11. Structural insulation, suitability of use and methods of execution.
12. Options for and methods of execution of industrial floors and floors in buildings. Cast and self-levelling floors.
13. Execution of roof and outer shells of buildings.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Assignment of the semester programme – a selected part of an underground structure.
2. Overview of underground construction and boring technologies – video with commentary.
3.- 4. New Austrian Tunnelling Method and special shields – video with commentary.
5. – 6. Design of a casing structure using the Geo 5 programme.
7. Execution of metal structures – production of steel and timber structures.
8. Execution of metal structures – welding, connecting devices, main assembly methods.
9. – 10. Execution of prefabricated ceiling structures. Construction systems, machines and mechanisms, workers, assembly procedures, quality requirements.
11. – 12. Production of technical documentation for the installation of an assigned ceiling structure.
13. Evaluation of completed tasks, defence of proposed solutions.