Properties and Testing Materials
FAST-I12Acad. year: 2019/2020
Basic data about production, properties and testing methods of building materials. . Building stone, aggregates. Binders: lime plaster, cement, special materials. Building ceramics: brickmaking products, fireproof ceramics. Building glass. Metals: iron and steel, steel for concrete, steel for constructions, non - ferrous metals and alloys. Timber: technical timber species, timber for construction, wood products for building. Concrete: classification of concretes, ingredients, production, sorts and properties of concrete. Lightweight concretes. Polymers, mastics, adhesives, coating compositions. Insulating materials. Composites. Practical laboratory testing of chosen building materials.
Institute of Building Testing (SZK)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The skill of the combined use of the knowledge of sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics) on a secondary school level, a good estimate and the ability to compare data and methods., the ability to use by himself the information from the literature and internet, the intermediate level of written and spoken English.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Adámek, J., Koukal, J., Stehlík, M.: English-Czech Handbook of Building Materials Properties and. PC DIR Brno 1995
Doran, D.K.: Construction Materials Reference Book. Oxford 1992
Everett, A.: Materials. Longman Scientific & Technical 1993
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Leading reading
2. Choosen properties of building materials I
3. Choosen properties of building materials II
4. Ceramics I
5. Ceramics II
6. Concrete I
7. Concrete II
8. Timber in building
9. Metals in building
10. Polymers and insulating matters
11. Mortars I
12. Mortars II
13. Aggregates for building purpose, glass
The ability not only to use the theoretical knowledge obtained during the study, but also to orientate oneself in the field of properties of the whole scale of building materials, the overview of the most used building materials nowadays and in the past, the view of history of the given material, its properties including the production technology and its testing,the knowledge of English language.
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.