Course detail

Execution and Reconstruction of Reinforced Concrete Structures

FAST-CW015Acad. year: 2018/2019

Concrete as a construction material, primary and secondary transport of fresh concrete, formwork for concrete and reinforced concrete structures, reinforcement and concreting, principles of the assembly of buildings fabricated from reinforced elements, reconstruction and rehabilitation of concrete structures, quality inspections.

Department

Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain knowledge regarding up-to-date terminology, manufacturing and handling procedures and specifications for fresh concrete. They will understand different types of formwork and formwork systems as the basic prerequisite for the selection of an optimum type of formwork during the construction and reconstruction of structures. They will be able to carry out a technical and economic analysis of the costs involved with formwork and find the most cost-effective option for the rental of formwork. They will gain an overview of the manufacturing processes used in producing reinforced concrete structures themselves from the perspective of formwork, reinforcing and concreting work. They will learn specific procedures for concreting under special conditions. They will gain basic knowledge regarding the options for the rehabilitation of concrete structures.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of statics as applied to concrete structures, structural mechanics and methods for testing the properties of fresh and hardened concrete.

Co-requisites

Time analysis and optimization of the progress of work over time, use of computer support for the planning and execution of the construction process.

Recommended optional programme components

Non-compulsory attendance to optional seminars related to the course, the option to attend related courses in the life-long learning programme, cooperation in building preparation projects.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures are the basic teaching method, involving the explanation of basic principles, methods, problems, and examples of their solution in the form of presentations with practical examples and an emphasis on critical points. Follow-up practical classes focus mainly on practical mastery of the knowledge acquired during lectures in the form of work on an individual project under the guidance of the tutor.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Successful completion of the course occurs upon gaining the credit and passing the exam. The basic prerequisite for the credit is active participation during practical lessons, i.e. regular attendance with max. 1 permitted absence and proper fulfilment of the required outputs of the student’s individual assignment. The required outputs are a cost analysis for formwork for a specific structure, technical guidelines concerning monolithic structures, and the designing of formwork using available so

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Terminology, production and handling procedures, characteristic features of fresh concrete.
2. Formwork, technical procedures.
3. Reinforcement, pouring of concrete mixture into formwork, compacting.
4. Massive structures, concreting under special conditions, quality control.
5. Assembled structures, assembly procedures, fixation, quality control.
6. Methods of rehabilitating and reconstructing concrete structures, diagnostics.
7. Surface types of concrete structures and methods of rehabilitating them.
8. Structural rehabilitation.

Aims

To make the students acquainted with technology of concrete, reinforced concrete structures and application of reinforced concrete elements in the assembled structures, their reconstructions and reinstating.

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, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

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

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Terminology, production and handling procedures, characteristic features of fresh concrete.
2. Formwork, technical procedures.
3. Reinforcement, pouring of concrete mixture into formwork, compacting.
4. Massive structures, concreting under special conditions, quality control.
5. Assembled structures, assembly procedures, fixation, quality control.
6. Methods of rehabilitating and reconstructing concrete structures, diagnostics.
7. Surface types of concrete structures and methods of rehabilitating them.
8. Structural rehabilitation.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the programme of the practical lessons, conditions and requirements for the credit, individual assignment of a monolithic structure that will be dealt with during practical lessons throughout the semester.
2. Assignment, contents and structure of technical guidelines for an assigned monolithic structure – the main output from the practical lessons, produced and discussed throughout the semester, complemented by supplementary work produced in the following practical lessons.
3. Calculation of concrete curing time after formwork removal, time schedule, inspection and test plan – all for the assigned monolithic structure as part of the technical guidelines.
4. Formwork design for the assigned structure produced manually or using available software – ground plan, characteristic sections, details, lists of elements.
5. Engineering economics study aimed at determining the most economical option from the aspect of concrete, salary and formwork costs.
6. Individual assignment of an example of the rehabilitation of a reinforced concrete structure – e.g. reinforcement of a beam, a design proposal, calculations.
7. Evaluation and checking of assigned tasks from practical lesson 6.
8. Evaluation of assigned tasks, defence of proposed solutions.