Course detail

Modern building materials

FAST-NIB011Acad. year: 2020/2021

Specifying the requirements for maintenance, repair and reconstruction from the point of view of used materials.
Evaluation of data obtained by diagnostic methods for materials choice.
Checking of materials properties with certificate tests.
Theoretic essentials of composite materials (particles and fibre composites).
Polymer-cement mortars and concrete, impregnation of concretes.
Permanent elastic mastics, their use and their significance in construction.
Glues of building materials and technology of joints.
Hydro-insulating materials and technology, additional thermal insulation. Preservation and replacement of reinforcement in reinforced concretes.
Dispersed reinforcement, wirecutted concrete, self-compacting concretes.
Materials for re-development technologies of reinforced constructions.
Seminary paper with individual task on choice of materials for re-development technology.


Institute of Building Testing (SZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student regaining summary about of different types of materials which way technologically modern, so accordingly supplying original materials, that are make use for reconstruction and sanitation of building structure. Further student will be introduced with technological procees making use these materials on reconstructions. Student will be able to past graduation subject determine peace and range needed reconstruction and propose counteraction pair with acceptable selection of materials for reconstruction.


The skill of the combined use of the knowledge of sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics) on a secondary school level, the ability to use knowledge of the subjects of Building materials and Building mechanics, the knowledge of the statistics – methodology of the selection and optimization. In case of the subject given in English, the intermediate level of written and spoken English is required.


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

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Polymers.
2. Theoretical basics of composite materials.
3. Particle composites.
4. Concrete division by matrix material.
5. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete (PCC).
6. Mortars and concretes with polymer matrix.
7. One- or multi-layered fibre composites with short or long fibre.
8. Wood defects. Repairing and reconstructions.
9. Fillers. Division by reological properties.
10. Glue technology.


The grasp of new materials, used in the present building practice and for the reconstruction of buildings and constructions, the familiarization of the students with some progressive technologies of the reconstruction of the worn-out parts or whole constructions, the skill of the right selection, optimization and use of construction materials, potentially of reconstruction techniques.

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 NPA-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme NKC-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer