Course detail

Reconstruction and Renovation of Historical Buildings

FAST-CH055Acad. year: 2019/2020

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.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Nabízen zahradničním studentům

Všech fakult

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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


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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

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


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-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer