Course detail

Structural Engineering III

FA-PS3Acad. year: 2019/2020

Study of structures that affect the function of the building in its underground and ground part. Waterproofing systems, fillings of openings, lightweight and traditional wall structures, traditional and large-span roof structures and partition walls. Structures which affect the quality of the interior, e.g. floor structures, lining, ceilings.. The aim is to gain knowledge enabling to design an optimum and theoretically justified formation of a structural detail.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the framework of the subject Building construction III, the student gains the knowledge of structures belonging to the finishing building trades. In a series of assignments that have to be worked out in form of drawings, the student gets acquainted with the basic relationships between various building structures. He or she gains and develops the technical
skills and abilities to make a justified and correct architectureal design.


In the subject Building construction III, it is expected that the student has completed the study of the subjects Building construction I and II. Even if the student has not yet passed the respective examinations, this does not hinder him or her to complete the study of the subject Building construction III. For successful study, it is regarded as appropriate that the student continually folows up professinal journals and books dealing with building construction and architecture. Beneficial is also orientation in foreign study materials.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

CHYBÍK, J.: Pozemní stavitelství III. Soubor přednášek. FA VUT v Brně, 2004. (CS)
ŠTIKAR, J.: Pozemní stavitelství III, FA VUT v Brně, 2004. (CS)
CHYBÍK, J.: Elektronická forma přednášek PS III (CS)
MENGES, A.: Advancing Wood Architecture (EN)
DEPLAZES, A.: Architektur kostrurieren (DE)

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

Successful completion of the course is conditional on successful obtaining the credit and passing the exam. The exam is only possible after passing the credit. The form of the exam is written - textual answers to the questions asked, including the addition of drawings, diagrams, etc.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: Conditions for obtaining the credit - submitting all prescribed papers in required quality, passing the credit test (test with choice of options, drawing and description of simple schemes, possibly short verbal answers to the question). ). Credit test will be held in one term with the possibility of 1 resit. The condition for passing the credit test is to reach at least 50% of the limit.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Industrial halls. Structures and materials suitable for the construction of industrial hall buildings.
2. Water and construction work. Waterproofing of substructure, pressure insulation, materials, details.
3. Roof construction - classification, requirements.
4. Flat roofs single and double skin. Structure of roof formation. Thermal insulation, thermal resistance, ventilation. Hydro isolation. Plumbing on flat roof.
5. Special roof solutions - service roofs, green, roof with reverse order of layers.
6. Filling construction of holes. Nomenclature, classification. Basic functions, physical properties. Windows, balcony doors, skylights, skylights, doors, gates, shop windows.
7. Lightweight building walls. Joints of prefabricated wall cladding in terms of outdoor climatic conditions. Thermal bridges.
8. Partition construction - classification and use, requirements for properties. Monolithic, masonry and prefabricated partitions. Special types of partitions.
9. Cladding of building structures - from wood, plasterboard, ceramic materials, glass, stone. Acoustic tiles.
10. Outdoor and indoor floors and tiles - requirements, functions, properties.
11. Outdoor and indoor floors and paving - materials for construction of floors and paving, composition of structures.
12. Ceilings - Classification and use. Types of soffits according to material and construction variants.
13. Surface treatment, classification, use. Gray masonry and exposed concrete. Plasters, paintings and coatings. Wallpapers. Wood protection.


Building construction belongs to the basic technical subjects which introduce the students to the problems of designing residential, public, agricutlural and industrial buildings.In interconnection with various technical and scientific disciplines, this discipline is the basis for designing a work of architecture. The subject's primary objective is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed for the the solution of an optimum and theoretically justified design of a structural element.

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

Attendance at tutorials is monitored.It is the student's duty to attend a prescribed number of tutorials. The student can pass a current test. Submitted worked out assignments are also checked and their technical quality and graphic standard are monitored.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer