Course detail

Inspection and Documentation of Construction Processes

FAST-CW058Acad. year: 2018/2019

Activities connected with construction inspections, checking carried out by workers at production plants and construction supervisors, measurement theory, methods of field data collection, practical test procedures and quality control, evaluation of obtained results, comparison with valid technical standards, test evaluation type, presentation of obtained results.

Department

Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of the lessons is provide students with the ability to evaluate the quality of executed construction work. Students will learn to carry out selected tests independently. They will understand measurement theory and the physical principles behind executed tests. Inspections of individual completed construction processes at selected structures and structural units will be presented to students, who will gain practical knowledge regarding the execution of inspections as well as the ability to process the obtained results. Students will be able to compare test results with valid standards and evaluate them. Students will create a comprehensive protocol with comments on the obtained documentation and test results.

Prerequisites

Knowledge is required from the area of construction technology; knowledge of the procedures for the execution of basic construction sub-processes and the connections between them is also important.

Co-requisites

It is necessary to progressively become acquainted with currently valid standards and keep up to date with changes to them. The results of tests must be compared with the current valid version of the relevant standard.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The theoretical basis of the construction process and quality control of the executed work is explained in the form of lectures, and the issues concerned are further discussed and tested on real-world structures. In practical lessons, the emphasis is placed on the independent checking and execution of tests in the laboratory or in the field.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The subject is completed by passing an exam. Regular attendance, submission of laboratory protocols and presentations are necessary to obtain a credit. Everything must be in accordance with the valid version of the Study and Examination Regulations of BUT.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Issues concerned with the inspection of construction execution, related legislation, connection with ČSN standards, technical regulations and contracts for work, application of inspection and test plans.
2. Theory of measurement procedures, the physical basis of the digital measurement of non-electrical quantities.
3. Input quality control of materials and the readiness for construction execution.
4. Inspections and tests connected with the execution of ground works.
5. Inspections during the execution of the shell of a building’s superstructure.
6. Quality of interior and finishing work.
7. Tests connected with the thermal protection of buildings.
8. Documentation concerning procedures for performing inspections of construction processes.

Aims

Not applicable.

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-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

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

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Issues concerned with the inspection of construction execution, related legislation, connection with ČSN standards, technical regulations and contracts for work, application of inspection and test plans.
2. Theory of measurement procedures, the physical basis of the digital measurement of non-electrical quantities.
3. Input quality control of materials and the readiness for construction execution.
4. Inspections and tests connected with the execution of ground works.
5. Inspections during the execution of the shell of a building’s superstructure.
6. Quality of interior and finishing work.
7. Tests connected with the thermal protection of buildings.
8. Documentation concerning procedures for performing inspections of construction processes.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Principles concerned with the processing of measurement results and the evaluation of data, occupational safety training.
2. Acquaintance with mechanical and digital measuring devices (busbars, sensors), reading and measurement errors.
3. Measurement of the properties of materials embedded in structures, importance of input quality control.
4. Selected practical tests connected with ground works construction processes.
5. Practical inspections during the execution of the shell of a building’s superstructure, the geometrical precision of structures.
6. Determining the properties of bases and plasters, determination of moisture in masonry.
7. Inspection of the quality of interior and finishing work with an emphasis on the thermal protection of buildings.
8. Presentation and checking of produced assignments.