Course detail

Insulation Materials

FAST-BJ07Acad. year: 2019/2020

The introduction is formed by the problematic of building acoustics and insulation. The application of insulation in a building object is systematically solved, especially from the building-insulation and building-acoustic point of view and in relation to moisture regime, under respect for the specific properties of individual types of building structures and objects. In the course a description of insulation roofing manufacturing technology is given. This involves insulation against moisture and water on the base of asphalt, membrane and paintings including the basic laboratory-testing methods. Further the technological principles of paintings application and mounting are discussed considering the special properties of different insulation materials. The theory of moisture and heat propagation is built up on thermodynamic principles of reversible and irreversible processes. The area of insulation materials includes the insulation and measures against radon as well. The exercises have a laboratory, calculation and partly even a projecting character.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring knowledge on the evaluation of end-use properties of building structures, including insulation materials in terms of standards requirements on heat-insulation, moisture, accoustic and fire protection of constructions.


Knowledge of building materials physics, of buildings construction and of technological processes in the building industry


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Šťastník, S., Zach, J.: Zkoušení izolačních materiálů. CERM, Brno, 2002. ISBN 80-214-2253-X. (CS)
Halahyja, M.:: Stavebná tepelná technika, akustika a osvetlenie. Alfa, Bratislava, 1985. neuvedeno. (SK)
James Patterson: Simplified Design For Building Fire Safety. ISBN: 0471572365, 1993. neuvedeno. (DE)
Kurtze, G.: Physik und Technik der Lärmbekämpfung. Verlag G.Braun, Karlsruhe, 1994. neuvedeno. (DE)
Daniel D. Chiras: The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling. Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 2001. neuvedeno. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Utility properties of the building work.
2.Insulation against moisture, methods of hydrophobisation.
3.Insulation materials and the technology for subgrade construction.
4.Insulation materials and the technology for the upper part of structure.
5.Technology of bituminous strips production, insulation techniques.
6.Moisture in building materials, degradations processes of building materials.
7.Description of moisture passage in building materials and structures.
8.Building acoustics, hygienic demands.
9.Sound field, acoustics of building structures and building materials.
10.Air and footstep sound-proof insulation, materials for acoustic insulation.
11.Measuring methods for evaluation of acoustic and physical properties of building materials.
12.Utilization of materials for noise reduction.
13.Occurrence of radon, insulation against radon, technology of assembling. Modern heat-insulations, direction of development, alternative sources of energy.


Evaluation of building structure utility properties, utilization of insulation materials with view to heat – insulation, moisture and acoustic demands for buildings,
Dimensioning and risk of insulating materials application, methods of damp buildings rehabilitation, technology of buildings heat insulation
Testing and evaluation of insulation materials
Evaluation of selected materials in view of environment, technology of alternative heat sources application, low-energy buildings

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.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer