Course detail

Load-bearing Constructions III

FA-NK3Acad. year: 2019/2020

Development and significance of masonry structures, durability of masonry. Properties of masonry, fundamentals of designing masonry structures. Limit state of load bearing capacity. Limit state of usability. Structural systems of masonry structures. Masonry vaults. Horizontal structures of brick units, ceramic wall elements. Stone structures, clay structures.
Origin and properties of soils, water in soil. Classification of soils. Properties of soils under load, consolidation of soils. Overstressing.
Method of limit states, geotechnical categories. Limit state of load bearing capacity and settlement of foundation soil. Time behaviour of settlement. Stability of slopes. Earth pressure.
Foundation engineering. Shallow foundations, feet, strip footing, plates. Design and analysis of shallow foundations. Deep foundations - division of elements. Caissons and wells. Piles - division. Foundation pits. Retaining walls. Protection of foundation soil, improvement of soil properties, seismic effects, undermining.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The nature of concrete, its behavior under load, design, civil engineering, design and appropriateness of the use of structural elements, supporting structure storey buildings, providing rigidity, prestressed structures, assembled and span.


Basic knowledge in the fields of elasticity and strength, structural mechanics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ČSN 73 0031 (730031) Spolehlivost stavebních konstrukcí a základových půd. Základní ustanovení pro výpočet (CS)
Procházka, J., Bradáč, J., Krátký, J., Filipová, J., Hanzlová, H.: Betonové konstrukce, Příklady a navrhování podle Eurocode 2. Procon Praha, 1999 (CS)
Lavický, M. a kol.: Betonové konstrukce. Přehled teorie a příklady výpočtu prvků, VUT Brno, 2000 (SK)
ČSN 73 1001 (731001) Zakládání staveb. Základová půda pod plošnými základy (CS)
ČSN 73 1002 (731002) Pilotové základy (CS)
ČSN P ENV 1996 (731101) Navrhování zděných konstrukcí. (CS)
ČSN 73 0037 Zemní tlak na stavební konstrukce (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 for being granted credits - attendance at tutorials, working out and submission in term of semestaral assignment, test
Form of examination - combined exam
System and rules of the subject's resulting classification- summary of point evaluation of work at tutorials (range 20 - 40 points) and exam (range 30 - 60 points)

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Concrete mixture - components, production, compaction, attendance
Reinforcing wire steel - sorts, production, characteristics
Concrete - suit solidification and induration, characteristics
Drafting - MS I - traction, pressure
Drafting - MS I - bend, skid, twisting
Drafting - MS II - deformation, scratches
Drafting - concrete feint reinforced, prestrained
Elements stump (beam, girder, post)
Elements areal - portfolio jednosměrně and either way reinforced, walling, wall insulator girders
Frame construction, ceilings ribbed (trabeated)
Two - way systems, ceilings fire-grate carrier, cartridge
Rise ceilings, without-flat slab (without - warhead) ceilings
Blockhouse construction prefab
Bracing buildings, tie wall, reinforcing wire nuclei


Gaining basic knowledge in the field of concrete structures, needed for designing new concrete bearing structures or for intervention into existing structure.

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 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer