Course detail

Building Materials

FAST-BI001Acad. year: 2019/2020

Basic information about structure, basic properties of building materials and their use as building materials.
Testing methods of physical-mechanical properties and durability with focus on destructive methods. Basic deformational characteristics of building materials and their monitoring.
Properties of building materials: stone, aggregate, binder, concrete, mortar, building ceramics, metal, timber, high molecular matters, bitumens, insulating materials, composite materials.
Practical laboratory tests of selected building materials with individual tasks for individual students including elaboration of records about the tests.

Department

Institute of Building Testing (SZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic information about constitution, basic properties of building materials and their use as building materials.

Prerequisites

Plane geometry, stereometry, goniometric functions, units of physical quantities and their transfers, the fundamental laws of physics, mechanics of bodies

Co-requisites

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. Introduction, good laboratory practice
2. Structure and properties of building materials
3. Determination of properties, testing and determination of properties of building materials
4. Building rock, aggregate and rock products
5. Binders and mortar I.
6. Binders and mortar II .
7. Concrete, special types of concrete and concrete products I
8. Concrete, special types of concrete and concrete products II
9. Silicates, silicate products and glass
10. Timber, timber products and construction
11. Steel, metals and non-ferrous metals
12. Polymers , other building materials, materials and products
13. Asphalts, tars and road construction materials

Aims

Acquainting and practising of building material selected basic properties,the ability to realize the basic tests of various kinds of 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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer