Course detail

Insulation Materials

FAST-SJ01Acad. year: 2019/2020

The introductory content is formed by general problems of building insulations. The application of insulations in building object is solved systematically, especially from the heat-insulation, building acoustics and moisture conditions points of view. The special characteristics of separate building structure and the object types, is simultaneously respected and the typical properties of individual building materials groups are respected too. The production technologies of insulation materials are described, for instance the manufacture of roofing materials insulating against moisture and water and heat - technical and acoustical insulation materials. The basic laboratory testing methods for insulating materials are further discussed.
The tutorials have a laboratory and calculation 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 physics, testing practice and technology of building materials


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Halahyja, M.: Stavebná tepelná technika, akustika a osvetlenie. Alfa, Bratislava 1985
Kurtze, G.: Physik und Technik der Lärmbekämpfung. Verlag G.Braun, Karlsruhe 1994
Šťastník, S., Zach, J.,: Zkoušení izolačních materiálů. CERM, Brno 2002
Daniel D. Chiras: The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling. Chelsea Green Publishing Co. 2001
James Patterson: Simplified Design For Building Fire Safety,. ISBN: 0471572365 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.Introduction into the theory of building insulations.
2.Introduction into insulations against water and moisture effect.
3.Insulating materials and the insulation technology against moisture effect.
4.Insulation materials and the technology against the effect of water.
5.Moisture in building materials, degradation processes in building materials, moisture propagation.
6.Building acoustics, hygienic demands.
7.Acoustic field, acoustics of building structures and materials.
8.Air and step soundproof properties, materials for acoustic insulation.
9.Measuring methods for evaluation of acoustic physical properties of building materials.
10.Utilization of materials for sound decrease purposes.
11.Materials for heat insulation, classification and the technology of manufacture.
12.Heat transmission in building structures.
13.Principles of building objects heat insulation. Modern heat insulations, trends of development, alternative sources of energy.


Evaluation of building structures utility properties, utilization of insulating materials with regard to their heat-insulating, moisture and demands of sound insulation properties.
Dimensioning and risk of insulation materials use. Methods of wet buildings rehabilitation, technology of buildings heat insulation.
Testing and evaluation of insulating materials.
Evaluation of selected materials impact on the environment, technology of alternative heat sources utilization, low-energetic constructions.

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


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer