Course detail

Concrete Technology – laboratories

FAST-BJ03Acad. year: 2020/2021

Performance of basic technological tests of aggregates according to the valid Czech Standards ČSN. Practical testing of selected standard methods for consistency determination according to valid Standard ČSN ISO on particularly defined and prepared concrete mixes. Effect of water quantity in concrete under constant dose of cement on workability of concrete and on strength of concrete after 7 days of standard hardening. Practical verification of selected technological variables influence on concrete mixing, and on the workability of fresh concrete, Rb/7d, volume mass/7d and shrinkage of concrete in time dependence during standard storing.
Determination of fresh concrete physical properties after 28 days of standard hardening.
Determination of aggregates grain size composition and of plasticizing additives on rheological properties of fresh concrete and on the strength of hardened concrete under selected constant variables.
Determination of minimum porosity.


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 practical experience on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. By acquiring the testing procedures of input elements and parameters of fresh and hardened concrete. By practical verification of theoretical proposition for concrete composition.


Theoretical fundamentals of concrete technology, theoretically and practically mastered methods for testing concrete components.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bodnárová L., Bydžovský J: Návody do cvičení. ÚTHD, FAST, 2002.
Popovics, S.: Concrete Materials - Properties, Specifications. William Andrew Publishing/Noyes, ISBN: 0-8155-1308-9, 1992.
A.M. Neville: Properties of Concrete. LONDON, ISBN: 0582279380, 1996.

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.


The aim of the subject is obtaining practical knowledge about fresh and hardened concrete properties. Acquire test procedures of input components and parameters of fresh and hardened concrete. Practical verification of theoretical design for concrete composition.

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, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer