Course detail

Load-bearing Constructions I

FA-NK1Acad. year: 2019/2020

Load of building structures, kinds of load, basic effects of load. Principles of reliability of structures, limit state calculation.
Metal and wood structures. Development and significance of steel and wood structures in building industry, service life of steel and wood structures. Introduction into the problems of designing and implementing metal and wood structures. Properties of steel, wood an aluminium.
Methods of calculating bearing sections in the solution of the structural system.
Assortment of structural elements. Joints of metal and wood structures.
Starting points in designing supporting structures of buildings. Structural arrangement of metal and wooden buildings, wind bracing.
Examples of implemented metal and wood structures.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of reliability of building structurs, load according to ČSN 73 0035 and ČSN ENV 1991.
Properties of wood, steel and aluminium, and their influence on the design of structures. Basics of designing and executing metal and wood structures according to relevant standards. Structural elements, joints and structural arrangement of buildings.


Basic knowledge inthe fields of elasticity and strength, structural mechanics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ČSN P ENV 1991-1 Zásady navrhování a zatížení konstrukcí (CS)
Petříčková, M. : Ocelové nosné konstrukce, předběžný návrh pro architekty, CERM, Brno, 2001 (CS)
Lorenz, K., Kalousek, J., Vítová, M.: Navrhování nosných konstrukcí. Vydavatelství ČVUT, 1998 (CS)
Petříčková, M.:Přednáškové prezentace. VUT FA. Brno. 2007 (CS)
Studnička, Macháček, Votlučka : Ocelové konstrukce 20, skriptum, ČVUT Praha, 1997 (CS)
ČSN 73 1401 Navrhování ocelových konstrukcí (CS)
Petříčková, M.: E-learningový kurz Nosné konstrukce I, projekt FRVŠ (CS)
Kuklík. P.: Navrhování dřevěných konstrukcí, Praha,1997 (CS)
ČSN P ENV 1995-1-1 (73 1701) Navrhování dřevěných konstrukcí. Část 1-1: Obecná pravidla a pravidla pro pozemní stavby (CS)
Kuklík, P., Studnička, J.,: Dřevěné a kovové konstrukce, Informatorim , Praha , 2006 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions of being granted credit - attendance at tutorials,working out and submission of a
semestral assignment test.
Exam is in form of wrigtting

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

load and reliability building construction
steel, characteristics, meaning steel construction in historical contexts
proposal bearing construction, communications
palatal building
indoor construction
indoor construction, poles , tower
instances contemporary steel construction
timber work, characteristics, communications
drafting wooden construction
make - up wooden construction, design


Understanding of the principle of system reliability, orientation in the impacts leading to a change in the stress-state of a structure, understanding of load and load bearing capacity of a structural element and of the whole structure. Gaining basic knowledge of wood and metal structures, needed for designing the supporting structure with regard to implementation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are not obligatory, tutorials are obligatory - attendance at tutorials and the progress of work on semestral assignment are regularly monitored. Missed lessons can be made up for in another group or by individual arrangement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


14 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer