Course detail

Construction Materials and Segments (ex)

FAST-I15Acad. year: 2019/2020

Basic review of the terms of composite materials theory: cement concrets, polymer impregnated, polymercement, polymer concrets and polymer mortars.
Particle composites, fibre and lammelar. Mortars and concrets with bitumen matrix, their application and testing.
Dry rendering mixtures, repairing materials on portland cement base with modifiing admixtures, repairing materials with non-cement matrix.
Insulating materials for protection of building construction against water, moisture and other harmful effects.
Utilization of polymers as adhesives, coating compositions, binders and admixtures.
Permanent elastic mastixes for dilatating purposes.


Institute of Building Testing (SZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


The skill of the combined use of the knowledge of sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics) on a secondary school level, the ability to use knowledge of the subjects of Building materials and Building mechanics, the knowledge of the statistics – methodology of the selection and optimization. In case of the subject given in English, the intermediate level of written and spoken English is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Doran, D.K.: Construction Materials Reference Book. Oxford 1992
Everett, A.: Materials. Longman Scientific & Technical 1993

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. Polymers
2. Theoretical basis of composite materials
3. Composite materials with different filler according to geometry
4. Concrete with different binders
5. Mortars and concretes with polymer binder
6. Polymercement mortars and concretes
7. Impregnated concrete
8. Mastics
9. Timber
10. Coating materials and technologies
11. Sticking of materials
12. External reinforcement
13. Injecting technology


The grasp of new materials, used in the present building practice and for the reconstruction of buildings and constructions, the familiarization of the students with some progressive technologies of the reconstruction of the worn-out parts or whole constructions, the skill of the right selection, optimization and use of construction materials, potentially of reconstruction techniques.

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