Course detail

Diagnostics of Buildings Constructions (K)

FAST-BIB003Acad. year: 2020/2021

The task of construction diagnostics by carrying out a building-technical survey within maintenance, repair and reconstruction of structures.
General methodology of diagnostic procedures, flow diagram of structure survey.
Application of destructive and non-destructive testing methods by surveys, non-destructive tests made more accurate, evaluation of results with statistic methods.
Use the full range of non-destructive testing on real or virtual construction (check reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, a combination of GPR and electromagnetic methods for locating the reinforcement in structures).
Defect and failure diagnostics.
Deformations and cracks in constructions monitoring, and degradation of material.
Methods of long-time structure controlling.
Seminary paper concerns the proposal of detailed progress of structure-technical survey of the construction.
Laboratory practice with individual task, demonstration of test procedures on models.


Institute of Building Testing (SZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Goniometric functions, units of physical quantities and their transfers, the fundamental laws of physics, mechanics of bodies


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. Assessment of existing structures.
2. Overview of modern diagnostic methods.
3. Evaluation of properties of concrete in structures.
4.–5. Non-destructive and destructive methods of testing concrete in structures.
6.–7. Methods for location of the reinforcement - electromagnetic, radiation, GPR.
8.–9. Diagnostics of brick masonry and stone structures, monitoring of cracks.
10.–11. Diagnostics of wooden and steel structures.
12. Excursion – demonstration of diagnostics.


Not applicable.

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 VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer