Course detail

Special Technologies

FAST-CW059Acad. year: 2018/2019

Use of new, non-traditional, special and experimental construction materials, technologies and methods. New technologies and modern ways of constructing buildings and also engineering structures. Specific aspects of the construction of energy-saving buildings, the utilisation of modern insulation materials and their composition, surface finishes and user technologies in buildings. Special procedures employed during demolition work and recycling, usage of modern anchoring techniques and supporting structures. Application of selected construction technologies at a real-world construction site.

Department

Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain knowledge about selected special construction technologies for application to specific structures . They will gain knowledge about the preparation and execution of selected special construction sub-processes used to produce outer shells and both interior and finishing work for building and engineering structures.
After the completion of the subject, students will be able to apply theoretical knowledge from the area of selected special technologies and detailed technical procedures for the application of this knowledge in a case study. They will be able to produce sample technical guidelines for a selected special technology, including appendices defining the structure, construction and selected technology.
Excursions during the course will enable students to understand other ways of implementing special technologies in real-world structures.
They will design selected special technological procedures and propose the way they are to be carried out in a project which they will defend at the end of the semester via an oral presentation and in a final discussion. They will also prepare an electronic presentation for this.

Prerequisites

Knowledge from the area of building materials and construction technology.

Co-requisites

Widening and supplementation of knowledge from the area of building materials and construction technology.

Recommended optional programme components

To support their studies on this course, students can attend seminars, lectures by professionals from the construction industry, field trips to production centres and construction sites and other events organized for them by the institute. The course is not compulsory.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course consists of lectures and practical lessons. Individual assignments, project work and presentations will all be used in practical classes. The outputs will be checked via directed and individual consultations with the tutor. The course will be supplemented by field trips: several construction sites in the region will be selected at which the special technologies covered during the course are being implemented, and these will be visited by the students during practical classes.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance of lectures is recommended, attendance at practical lessons is compulsory. With regards to the scope of the syllabus, the tutor can excuse only one justified absence. One of the conditions for the credit is the presentation of the semestral project. All submitted parts of the semestral project will have a unified format, and the electronic presentation shall be recorded on a CD/DVD. The quality of the textual part and presentation is evaluated.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Current trends in construction technology, possibilities and visions, contents of scientific research activities at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at BUT.
2. New technologies and modern options for the construction of buildings.
3. Modern materials and technologies for the execution of engineering structures.
4. Energetically self-sufficient buildings, passive houses, ecotechnology, their real-world use and execution.
5. New materials and insulation technologies: against water, against radon, thermal insulation including systems providing additional thermal insulation to building envelope structures, new outer shell technologies.
6. Current options for the use of anchoring techniques in civil engineering. Protective and supporting structures.
7. Trenchless technologies and the reconstruction of underground utility networks.
8. New options for the surface treatment of engineering structures.
9. Demolition of reinforced concrete structures and recycling of materials.
10. Construction readiness for the implementation of special technologies as part of the interior equipment of buildings used for fire and safety protection and the conveyance of data distribution wiring.

Aims

·Making the student acquainted with new technology procedures, application of new materials and stuffs. To the lectures company representatives are regularly invited to demonstrate special application of new materials based on the latest knowledge of the science. Specific characteristics of these materials are referred to as well as possible differences in application compared to traditional technology processes.

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 , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Current trends in construction technology, possibilities and visions, contents of scientific research activities at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at BUT.
2. New technologies and modern options for the construction of buildings.
3. Modern materials and technologies for the execution of engineering structures.
4. Energetically self-sufficient buildings, passive houses, ecotechnology, their real-world use and execution.
5. New materials and insulation technologies: against water, against radon, thermal insulation including systems providing additional thermal insulation to building envelope structures, new outer shell technologies.
6. Current options for the use of anchoring techniques in civil engineering. Protective and supporting structures.
7. Trenchless technologies and the reconstruction of underground utility networks.
8. New options for the surface treatment of engineering structures.
9. Demolition of reinforced concrete structures and recycling of materials.
10. Construction readiness for the implementation of special technologies as part of the interior equipment of buildings used for fire and safety protection and the conveyance of data distribution wiring.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the subject, organizational instructions, acquaintance with the requirements for the credit, receipt of documents and individual assignments for the application of a special technology at a specific construction.
2. Assignment of a selected technical guideline for the execution of a construction sub-process from the area of building construction using new, non-traditional, special materials or an innovative construction procedure.
3. Production of a selected technical guideline for the execution of a construction sub-process from the area of building construction using new, non-traditional, special materials or an innovative construction procedure.
4. Consultation regarding individual assignments.
5. Presentation and defence of individual assignments, field trip to a construction site where new technologies are being used.
6. Assignment of a selected technical guideline for the execution of a construction sub-process from the area of building construction using new, non-traditional, special materials or an innovative construction procedure.
7. Production of a selected technical regulation for the execution of a construction sub-process from the area of building construction using new, non-traditional, special materials or an innovative construction procedure.
8. Consultation regarding individual assignments.
9. – 10. Presentation and defence of individual assignments, evaluation.