Course detail

Selected Chapters from Fire Protection of Buildings

FAST-NHB048Acad. year: 2020/2021

Knowledge deepening of fire protection of buildings, mainly the issue of roofed atriums in civil buildings. Complex solution of non-industrial and industrial buildings, public garages, solutions of specific requirements for health and social service buildings, assembly areas, agricultural buildings, storehouses and telecommunication buildings. Basic knowledge improvement about function and design of fire protection facilities.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to elaborate a fire-safety documentation for complicated productive and nonproductive objects including specific objects. Student also will be able to judge fire and economical hazards for some object.


Fire protection of buildings - basic knowledge, fire protection of buildings. Theory of building constructions – load-bearing structure systems, vertical and horizontal load-bearing structures, building envelopes, staircases, roofing of buildings, non-loadbearing structure, void infilling elements, floors and surface finishings. Building materials - types and their use in building constructions, specific material properties. Knowledge of urban, architectonic-dispositional, material and constructional design of buildings, especially civil and housing buildings.


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. Revision: Laws of fire protection, technical standards and codex FP, basic terminology.
2. Design of escape ways in balcony houses, fire protection design of roofed atriums.
3. Health and social service buildings, assembly areas, changes of buildings.
4.–5. Design procedure and FP analysis of industrial buildings. Differences in assessment of industrial and non-industrial buildings. Classification of construction systems and construction parts. Fire and economic hazard. Fire hazard determination, simplified and detailed procedure.
6. Fire sections and areas without a fire hazard. Fire protection level. Fire partitions. Fire strips. Requirements for fireproof constructions and their certificates.
7. Escape ways – types and number of ways, design and realization.
8. Safe distances. Technical equipments. Fire-fighting equipments. Fire water supply.
9. Garage assessment – specific requirements for public garages, agricultural buildings, telecommunication buildings. Storehouses.
10. Knowledge deepening about design and function of fire-fighting equipments (exhaust of heat and smoke, automatic extinguishing equipment, electric fire signalisation).


The aim of this course is to be student ability to design a complete fire protection solution of a building - design procedure and analysis of non-industrial and industrial buildings, including: method determination of fire and economic hazard, requirements for building structure properties, design of escape ways, determination of fire-unsafe areas, fire-fighting equipment.

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, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer