Course detail

Shaping Structures

FA-ESPKAcad. year: 2020/2021

Researching into subject will be constructions of engineering character – steel and bridges constructions, tower constructions, extraordinery forms of long – roof constructions, load – bearing construction of glass, aluminium, stainless steel, composite, nosné, structural and diagnostic ivestigation of load-bearing and masony structure, antiseismic constructions

Offered to foreign students

The home faculty only

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course is directed to the knowledge of supporting structures of complex forms and structures, graphical options to determine the optimal shape design of buildings and ground engineering.


Knowledges of load – bearing structures of level bachelor´ s.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kučera, V.:Architektura inženýrských staveb, Grada Publishing, Praha, 2009
Allen,A., Zalewski,W.: Form and forces, Willey, 2010
Bažant,Z.,Klusáček,L.:Statika při rekonstrukcích objektů, VUT FAST, CERM Brno, 2002

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Scoring of the exam content issues discussed in the lectures.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Form and forces, shaping structures
Load – bearing stuctures - glass.
Load – bearing stuctures – aluminium, stainless steel
Load – bearing stuctures - composite
Steel bridges – design parametrs, suspension, arches, cable - stayed bridges
Concrete bridges – types of plate, girder, frame, arches
Skyscrapers – constructions type, design, parametrs, material solving, forming types , bracing
Long – span roof system - steel
Long – span roof system – concrete, wood
Tower- like constructiuons – masts, lookout towers, towers
Structural and diagnostic investigation of load-bearing and masony structures
Strengtering and repairs of historic monumental constructions with in view of conservation of origin profile and structural acting
Antiseismic constructions


To completely idea of ​​the design of the structure is essential to understanding more complex forms and structural systems that can not normally be included in a bachelor's degree. These findings thus adequately expand and deepen knowledge of the appropriate master's level education.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are optional.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer