Course detail

Mechanical Equipment

FAST-BWA011Acad. year: 2020/2021

Mechanisation of work, the importance, deployment and utilisation of machines and mechanical equipment in the production of building materials.
Acquaintance with basic terms – performance, costs, basic structural elements.
In addition, an overview of information concerning machines and equipment for the mining of raw materials, horizontal and vertical transport, the manufacture of concrete and cement. These basic machines and items of mechanical equipment are supplemented by machines and equipment for the recycling, harvesting and processing of wood. The newest methods of controlling construction machines are covered. Also dealt with is the suitability of individual types of machines and equipment, or sets of machines, for a given use.
Emphasis is also placed on taking care in the use of machines and mechanical equipment with regard to the environment.


Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will master the objective of the course, function description of the main machines and equipment at production of structural materials. Machines and equipment for mining, crushing, sorting and homogenisation are included. More detailed information will be provided to drilling machines, loading equipment and machines for soil transfer.


Basic knowledge regarding the functions of machines, mining and harvesting technology, and the production 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. Introduction to subject, mechanisation of work in the construction industry, calculating the performance of machines, basic structural elements of machines.
2. Machines and equipment for conveying and producing energy.
3. Machines and equipment for mining and quarrying.
4. Machines and equipment for preparing materials for the production of concrete mixtures.
5. Machines and equipment for the production, transport and processing of concrete mixtures.
6. Machines and equipment for vertical transport and handling.
7. Machines and equipment for horizontal transport and handling.
8. Machines and equipment for harvesting and processing timber used in the production of building materials.
9. Machines and equipment for the storage and packaging of building materials.
10. Machines and equipment for the processing and installation of building materials.
11. Influence on the environment, safety at work, ergonomics, conclusion.


· 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 BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization M , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer