Course detail

Theory of Building Materials Utilization

FAST-DJ55Acad. year: 2019/2020

The multicriterial deciding process, commercial-technical services of building materials manufacturers. Demands for materials for vertical structures, technological criteria and optimal state. Materials for walls. Horizontal structures: demands for material, variants of materials and the analysis of their criteria. Roofs: qualification of function and material variants of roof cover. Classification, purpose and criteria of surface treatment and the optimization of material variants. Materials for external drainage, concrete tile pavement. Dynamic calculation of mass production of building materials, energetic demands. Evaluation of building materials from the point of view of environment, the solution of handling and recycling of waste materials. The influence of radon and measures to decrease the activity of the object. The part of lectures is accompanied with exercises, which have partially a calculation character.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Utilization of statistical methods in the process of building materials mass production, encyclopedia of building materials utility properties, optimal use of building materials in building works.


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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

Pytlík, P.: Vlastnosti a užití stavebních výrobků. VUTIUM Brno 1998
Blaich, J.: Poruchy staveb. Jaga Bratislava 2002
Duda, W., H.: Cement - data - Book. Bauverlag GmbH Wiesbaden 1998

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

1.Introduction into problems of building products use optimization.
2.Problems of quality control and description of general properties of building materials and building structures.
3.The process of optimization – mathematical model.
4.Demanded technical properties of building materials and building structures.
5.Technological demands.
6.Vertical building structures.
7.Horizontal building structures.
8.Roof structures.
9.Surface treatment of building structures.
10.Products for external surfaces and external draining.
11.Durability of building materials – general principles.
12.Environment, the problems of building material recycling.
13.Economy and marketing. Energetic demands of building structures.


Understanding of detailed principles of building materials composition in construction work, interaction of their properties in the scope of the system which fulfills, demands of mechanical carrying capacity and of structures stability, safety during use, fire resistance of structures, hygienic criteria, heat insulation of buildings and sound-proof properties when loaded by noise. The composition of aims and evaluation of optimal material arrangement under multi-criteria demands. The question of environment when using building materials.

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



39 hours, optionally

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