Course detail

Reconstruction and Renovation of Historical Buildings

FAST-CH055Acad. year: 2018/2019

Cultural monuments and all the older buildings need to be renovated in a specific way. It is necessary to acquaint with historical building technology and used means creating their construction, architecture and embellishment. The course content is aimed right at this so that students can familiarize with traditional technologies, construction and craft industry. Last but not least they also learn how to deal with employees of conservation institutes.

Department

Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Fundamental knowledge about the construction and project design process of building rehabilitation and reconstruction of historical buildings.

Prerequisites

Constructions of vertical and horizontal building parts. Constructions of roofs and roof trusses. Interior finishing works. History of architecture. Constructional and historical investigation.

Co-requisites

Basic knowledge from subjects of building construction, physics relating to construction, load-bearing construction and structural mechanics.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of Brno University of Technology Rules for Studies and Examinations. Using audiovisual equipment in the course lectures, practical demonstrations of measuring devices in the field of reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings. Students defend their projects before the study group and the teacher.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For passing this course, attandance, handing in the project and exam are necessary.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Gypsum plasters and false vaults
2. Fresco paintings
3. Sgraffiti
4. Painting technologies in historical eras
5. Gilding, patina coating, polychrome
6. Embellishment of building facades, symbols, coats of arms
7. Tower constructions
8. Plasters of historic buildings
9. Historical evolution of castles in this country
10. Torsional architecture protection

Aims

Construction and technology of exterior and interior embellishment, wall surface finishings, decorative elements, development of fortification buildings, preservation of ruins, painting methods.

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-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Gypsum plasters and false vaults
2. Fresco paintings
3. Sgraffiti
4. Painting technologies in historical eras
5. Gilding, patina coating, polychrome
6. Embellishment of building facades, symbols, coats of arms
7. Tower constructions
8. Plasters of historic buildings
9. Historical evolution of castles in this country
10. Torsional architecture protection

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Measurement of current state of existing building
2. Building-technical and buidlding-historical research of the object
3. Design of the redevelopment of a particular construction

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