Course detail

Construction Machines

FAST-BW056Acad. year: 2020/2021

Mechanisation of construction processes. Partial and comprehensive mechanisation. Degrees of mechanisation. Performance of construction machinery. Performance of sets of machines. Control and driving of construction machinery. Mechanisation of groundwork. Technologies used in groundwork. Drilling of rocks and drilling technologies. Machines for manufacturing, transporting and processing concrete mixtures. Machines for building and altering transport and utility infrastructure. Transport and handling. Mechanisation of demolition work. Recycling of materials. Finishing work. Harvesting and processing of timber. Safety at work, ecology.


Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will master the objective of the course, i.e. mechanization and automation in building industry, machines and equipment for earthworks, for transportation and assembly, concreting and masonry works and engineering works.


Basic knowledge technology of construction processes, occupational safety in civil engineering.


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. Introduction to the subject. Mechanisation of construction work, basic structural elements.
2. Presentation of the relationships between the work done by construction machines from the point of view of technical procedures.
3. Production and conveyance of energy
4. Groundwork and work with rocks
5. Production, transportation and processing of fresh concrete
6. Vertical transportation and handling
7. Horizontal transportation and handling
8. Finishing work
9. Utility and transportation infrastructure
10. Demolition, recycling
11. Harvesting and processing of wood, safety at work, ecology


·Providing the students with complete overview of function, principle and application of machinery and equipment in production of building materials. Individual machines from rocks mining, transportation, treatment, homogenisation up to transportation of raw materials into the plant itself are described. The subject deals with all machines for raw material processing in the production of mortars, raw ceramics, light building materials, concrete goods. The stress is laid on automation and robotics application in production 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-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer