Course detail

Building Constructions 3 (E)

FAST-BH013Acad. year: 2020/2021

Design principles, structural design principles and material variants of staircases, auxiliary structures, elevators. Structural solution of sub-structures of building with/without basement, protection of buildings against dampness, water and radon. Roofing of buildings. Auxiliary structures – floors, soffits, surface finishes.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student is able to complete the design of smaller buildings with simple structure and orientation in the building project documentation.


The course completes topics of the subject Building Constructions I. Students are supposed to design of the building project on the basis of given architectural study (plan, section, plan of floor structure, without stairs). Determination of subsoil conditions and static stability of buildings in the respect with subsoil bearing capacity (subject–Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design), determination of thermal and acoustic properties of building materials.


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.Staircases – general design requirements. Constructions of staircases.
2.Monolithic and prefabricated staircases, staircases in skeleton systems.
3.Ramps, ladders, rails, elevators.
4.Building site investigation, geotechnical survey, subsoil profiles, failures caused by incorrect foundation design, ground works, laying-out schemes, building setting into the terrain.
5.Shallow and deep foundation structures.
6.Sub-structure – building with/without basement, foundation on the border of the neighbouring buildings
7.Damp-proof courses, waterproofing, protection of buildings against radon.
8.Floor finishings
9.Roofs and roofing systems –classification, roof dewatering. Roof coverings, tinsmith´s products - flashings and gutters.
10.Flat roofs – design principles, single-leaf and double-leaf roofs, composition of roofs.
11.Traditional roof trusses – general design principles, classical systems.
12.Modern roof trusses..
13.Soffits and surface finishes – plasters, paints, coatings, boarding, panelling, tiling.


The subject is focussed on the presentation of selected building constructions to give overall information about the design of these constructions in structural and material variants and about the system of the project documentation.

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 N , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer