Course detail

Special Insulations

FAST-BJ013Acad. year: 2019/2020

The contents is connected with preceding problems of building insulations and forms for interested persons an improvement of knowledge in studied problems. In the framework of the course special information will be presented concerning moisture propagation and defects of building structures caused by moisture effect on building materials. The application of building insulation in building objects includes the base for efficient use of insulations and it is connected with non-traditional utilization of energetic resources for heating of buildings and for the solution of buildings with low energy consumption.
The following tutorials have laboratory-, calculation- and partially design 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 technological processes when using the modern construction materials, when using the insulation materials in terms of heat-insulation, moisture and acoustic requirements on constructions.


Knowledge of building materials production technology, building physic (heat and moisture transfer), insulation materials, basic knowledge of mathematic and physic, basic knowledge of insulation of construction.


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


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Environment, utilization of alternative heat sources, effectiveness of sources utilization.
2.Energy politics of the government, utility value of the building work.
3.Primary and secondary energetic inputs in building materials use.
4.Thermal audit of buildings, realization and objectives of the audit, utilization of results.
5.Principles of building insulations application in buildings, recycling of building materials and of heat insulations.
6.The building as thermal system, utility properties of materials.
7.Modelling of building materials real effects, influence of physical properties of materials on building structures.
8.Optimization of building insulations use, formulation of the problem.
9.The moisture content in applied building materials.
10.Special hydro-insulation in building structures, protection of building work against moisture effects.
11.Formulation and description of the non-stationary model, describing the simultaneous heat transmission, moisture propagation and the transport of soluble salts.
12.Diagnostics of building structures from the point of view of heat and moisture effects.
13.Methods of building-physical defects localization.New trends of insulations utilization, so called passive energetic houses.


Specialty of technological processes in using up-to-date building materials, use of insulation materials from heat-insulation, moisture and acoustic demands of buildings. Risks of new materials use in buildingsSecuring of humidity state in buildings, utilization of natural materials in building. Testing of insulation materials.Evaluation of materials effect on environment, technology of alternative heat sources utilization, low-energy buildings.

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 M , 4. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer