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Branch detail

Building Constructions


Original title in Czech: Pozemní stavby
Abbreviation: PST
Specialisation: -
Length of Study: 4 years
Programme: Civil Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering
Academic year: 2017/2018
Accredited from: 25.7.2007
Accredited until: 31.12.2020
Profile of the branch:
Study branch Building Structures is due to its complex content divided into four topics: Building Structure, Architecture in Building Structure, Technology and building process control, Building Services. The study is focused on knowledge in building structures and on education to self-scientific work oriented to specific professional areas of particular topic. Deepening of knowledge and abilities in complex and theoretical approach to technical problem solving and justification will be supported during mathematics and physics lectures. Managing theoretical and scientific disciplines which are related to thesis is ensured by passing selected obligatory lectures. Student is solving under guidance of his supervisor given professional problem according to theoretical and experimental requirements and defends results in his thesis. A graduate of PhD program, branch Building Structures is prepared for expected fulfillment of research and development process in selected area of the industry. Due to acquired knowledge he is capable of self-assertion to solve challenging architectural and constructional problems, technology and management of building realization, building services. The continuous active scientific activity is the qualification for possible engagement of graduates as members of the academic staffs at universities.
Key learning outcomes:
Not applicable.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:
Not applicable.
Branch supervisor: doc. Ing. Milan Vlček, CSc.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program:
  1. Accumulation of energy in near zero houses

    Due to increasing energy consumption, the need for sustainable construction and directive of EU is necessary to design structures in passive houses, in order to reduce energy consumtion and improving the internal environment.

    Tutor: Kalousek Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  2. Analysis and development of timber hybrid structures

    Timber hybrid structures have considerable potential for further development of wooden buildings and their wider application for buildings can be evaluated as a contribution to sustainable development.

    Tutor: Lavický Miloš, Ing., Ph.D.
  3. Analysis of indoor environment quality in public transport

    Experimental and theoretical solution to the quality of indoor environment in selected vehicals of public transport. Evaluation of the use of energy sources and methods of operation of ventilation, heating and cooling systems. Short-term and long-term load of passengers in the interior of the vehicals. Efficiency assessment of the operation and permissible quality of the indoor environment.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  4. Analysis of prefabricated masonry panels

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  5. Analysis of the effect of EMW radiation on construction materials

    This is an experimental monitoring exposure to microwave radiation on building materials. Monitoring temperature fields, depending on the humidity and type of building materials and the intensity of microwave radiation. Numerical simulations of these processes.

    Tutor: Šuhajda Karel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  6. Application of sealants for selected problematic substrates

    The content of the thesis is a comparison of the existing standard procedures for the testing of sealants with alternative processes, which correspond to the actual application in real conditions during the sealing of joints. A partial aim is the optimization of the sealing process on a selected problematic substrate, eg the sealing of concrete structures. This theme builds on the already well-developed research of sealants introduced at the workplace using the test preparations developed there.

    Tutor: Šlanhof Jiří, Ing., Ph.D.
  7. Certification LEED for civil engineering in conditions of the Czech Republic

    In recent years the foreign investors more frequently require to obtain LEED certification in civil engineering. This is energetic and environmental system of buildings design, their realization and operation. Nowadays this system is often required in the European Union. This thesis will be solving the implementation of the requirements of the energetic and environmental system and their realization by the contractor in the conditions of construction in the Czech Republic.

    Tutor: Motyčka Vít, doc. Ing., CSc.
  8. COHOUSING

    The theme is current response to the common form of housing, which is characterized by his anonymity and lack identification of population, residential environment too. Close neighbourhood housing can deliver concrete benefits today.. Urban and architectural design has an impact on social contacts and other inspiring suggestions including mutual aid. Conscious participation in the shaping of neighborly community retains personal independence and privacy.

    Tutor: Menšíková Naděžda, doc. Ing. arch., CSc.
  9. Construction and technological processes for roofing of buildings according to principles of sustainable construction

    The work is focused on optimizing building processes in the implementation of building roofing projects that have been designed with an environmentally friendly approach and consistent with sustainable development. The optimization of technological processes can reduce the overall environmental impact of the construction on the environment. The work aims to find an optimal organization of work with regard to energy consumption, mechanization and human resources.

    Tutor: Mohapl Martin, Ing., Ph.D.
  10. Controlling of Operation of Building Services Systems

    Research on intelligent systems management on Building Services Systems. Focus on energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the creation of data inputs for control systems with the use of dynamic modeling of the behavior of buildings and HVAC systems. Intelligent energy distribution between buildings.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  11. Description of the long-term behavior of thermal insulation block made from recycled composite during long term load

    With the possibility of the use of composites from recycled polymers, such as thermal insulation block, there is a need to describe their long-term behaviour. Description is also by contingent on the type of loading. Especially the compressive load is for this material specific. Description will be implemented using rheological models that will be derived based on the monitoring of experimental prototypes and will be verified by FEM mathematical modeling.

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  12. Development of the structural system for energy-saving residential houses based on wood

    The solution of selected sub-components in the development of new energy saving building system for multi-storey buildings, utilizing structural panel glued together rigid insulation and two structural facings - oriented strand boards.

    Tutor: Kovářová Barbora, Ing., Ph.D.
  13. Family villa, housing the highest quality

    In the history of housing was always a family villa in a privileged position. Reflect the social status of the owner, and has responded to the crucial family as the basis of society. Often has been a hot topic in the architectural creation of the most famous architects. Dynamic way to contemporary life, rapidly changing lifestyle and the reflections on the relevance of the question of the timeliness of the family villa in the nearest future.

    Tutor: Menšíková Naděžda, doc. Ing. arch., CSc.
  14. Ground-coupled Heat systems for Heating and Cooling of Buildings

    PhD thesis focuses on the research use of land for energy for heating and cooling. The scope of work will be theoretical and experimental investigation of the thermal interaction between an building and ground and an optimal design of ground and foundation exchangers. The aim is to streamline obtaining geothermal energy of the elements of foundation structures and to develop a methodology for their design in the Czech Republic. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  15. Industrial architecture in post-industrial society

    Economy of traditional industrialized countries is changing. Productions developed from Industrial revolution are moving Eastwards being substituted by intelligent technologies. What impact have such a changes on contemporary industrial architecture and town planning?

    Tutor: Nový Alois, prof. Ing. arch., CSc.
  16. Innovation refrigerant circuit heat pump to increase their effectiveness.

    The aim is to innovate the cooling circuit of the heat pumps, increasing their efficiency. Reducing the amount of refrigerant in the refrigerant circuit, innovating individual components, especially heat exchangers, and using a suitable refrigerant. The refrigerant will be considered with the smallest GWP value so as to meet the new legislative conditions in the field of refrigeration technology and heat pumps.

    Tutor: Formánek Marian, Ing., Ph.D.
  17. Methodology for determining the coefficient capillary conductivity of building materials

    Experimental determination of capillary conductivity coefficient of building materials when the humidity gradient and its modeling. Applications coefficient capillary conductivity of building materials in thermal engineering calculations.

    Tutor: Fuciman Ondřej, Ing., Ph.D.
  18. Modeling and simulation of buildings and smart regions.

    PhD thesis focuses on the modeling and simulation of intelligent buildings and smart regions. Effective use and placement of elements of ventilation, heating and cooling in buildings and their optimal control system. Systems, equipment and strategies for energy storage.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  19. Modelling of physical phenomena in building structures

    Thermal and other physical phenomena in building structures are modeled using advanced mathematical methods and the results designed adjustments to achieve an optimal environment in buildings.

    Tutor: Kalousek Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  20. Nonlinear Ultrasonic Spectroscopy as a Tool for Diagnosing of Ceiling Slabs Hurdis

    Tutor: Manychová Monika, Ing., Ph.D.
  21. Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer in Civil Engineering

    Theme of dissertation thesis is aimed at development, validation, verification and theoretical-experimental application of numerical models describing heat transfer in space and time. These space-time deterministic numerical models based on fundamental laws of Thermodynamics are useful in Civil Engineering for creation of indoor climate in buildings as well as for development of advanced energy systems in building.

    Tutor: Plášek Josef, Ing., Ph.D.
  22. Optimization design of container wooden houses

    Work will consider specific proposals of container wooden houses. It will be working both on the structure of the container, but also on the casing itself and bonding of the individual containers in a single unit. Will be constructed partial construction details.

    Tutor: Novotný Miloslav, prof. Ing., CSc.
  23. Optimization of thermally activated building structures

    PhD thesis is focused on the optimization of Thermo Active Building Structures (TABS) used for heating and cooling buildings. Assumes the use of simulation methods, laboratory experiment and measurement INSITU. The aim is to provide recommendations for optimal design and control of TABS. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  24. Possibilities of thermal bridges elimination

    Using the modeling of thermal and humidity fields to find solutions to the elimination of thermal bridges in building structures.

    Tutor: Kalousek Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  25. Possibilities of using microwave radiation for the rehabilitation of building structures

    Experimental verification of the possibilities of rehabilitation of building structures and their parts using microwave radiation especially in the areas of removal of excess moisture and destruction of biological corrosion.

    Tutor: Novotný Miloslav, prof. Ing., CSc.
  26. Properties and utilization of materials for solar heat storage tank

    The efficiency and utility features solar heat storage tank are bound to used heat-storage materials and method of use of the internal energy. Temperature determines the rate of working fluid losses. The object of study are suitable materials for the construction of a solar heat storage tank (sensible heat, phase change materials), their physical properties. The objective is to model, as well as experimental evidence functionality.

    Tutor: Šťastník Stanislav, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc.
  27. Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Historic Wooden Structures and Buildings

    DhD thesis will focus on surveys of wood elements and structures, analysis of the causes of damage and resulting methods of reconstruction.

    Tutor: Lavický Miloš, Ing., Ph.D.
  28. Research and development of latent heat storage

    Thermal energy storage is important for overcoming of mismatch between renewable energy supply and energy use. Thesis will be focused on the development of latent heat storage for use in building structures and technical systems. The work will extended current knowledge and arise from results from the project supported by Czech science foundation solved by supervisor.

    Tutor: Ostrý Milan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  29. Research and development of precast structures of piece building materials

    The topic of the thesis will be research and development of modern precast structures of piece building materials.

    Tutor: Lavický Miloš, Ing., Ph.D.
  30. Research of elements and systems of buildings services

    Research of elements and systems of buildings services as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) will be conducted in order to achieve a thermal comfort in buildings at the minimum operating energy consumption. HVAC systems research will focus on optimizing of their design and operation with the use of low-potential thermal energy sources. The research will be conducted in its theoretical part by development of new mathematical-physical models, and by laboratory experiments and in situ measurements in an experimental part by using PIV method.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  31. Research pilot projects of nearly zero-energy buildings and positive energy

    Theoretical modeling and experimental measurements of buildings included as pilot projects in the project TAČR CK Smart Regions.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  32. Simulation of flow and pollutants in buildings

    Topic of doctoral thesis focuses on the application and verification of theoretical research methods airflow in buildings and external aerodynamics of buildings with the current transfer of moisture. The simulations can use the software Fluent, CFX, or OpenFOAM.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  33. Technological performance selected machines in construction processes.

    Machines analysis in processes of fabric, selection, technical and economical characteristics, current methods calculation of machines capacity, data examination of capacity in praxis, effective capacity, effective design capacity, to create methodology of calculation of effective machines capacity and capacity graphs for analysis of time and technology structure.

    Tutor: Motyčka Vít, doc. Ing., CSc.
  34. The optimalization of design lightweight walls of wood-based panels in reinforced concrete skelet

    The design of optimalization wooden structures with the wiew of enviromental sciens, qualities and utiliti of wooden houses and solution design details, especially at the point of connection to the reinforced concrete structure..

    Tutor: Šuhajda Karel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  35. The study of the thermal insulation properties the thin air layers with reflective surfaces

    Study the properties of thermal insulation on basis termal-reflective foils and their use in construction, passive and energy-saving houses, production halls, sports facilities etc. The subject is the study of transport phenomena of heat insulators, physical properties and comparing with conventional insulators. Theme includes validation of design methods installation thermal insulation in buildings.

    Tutor: Šťastník Stanislav, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc.
  36. Using of waste containers in construction

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

Year of study 1, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH01 DOCTORAL SEMINAR I (PST) cs  4  summer C Ac   yes
FAST-DY02 Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Stud... cs  1  summer C Ac   yes

Optional
FAST-DA58 Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering I cs  4  summer O Ac 4192 yes
FAST-DA61 Numerical methods I cs  4  summer O Ac 4192 yes
FAST-DA62 Probability and mathematical statistics cs  4  summer O Ac 4192 yes
FAST-DJ61 Selected Topics in Building Materials... cs  8  summer O Ex 4194 yes
FAST-DT61 Selected Items of Building Service Th... cs  8  summer O Ex 4194 yes
FAST-DW61 Selected Essay from Technology of Bui... cs  8  summer O Ex 4194 yes
FAST-DH81 Selected Chapters from Theory of Buil... cs  8  summer O Ex 4194 yes
FAST-DB61 Selected chapters from building physics cs  8  summer O Ex 4551 yes

Groups of optional courses
4192 Obligation: 1 course  
4194 Obligation: 1 course  
4551 Obligation: 1 course  
 


Year of study 2, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH02 Doctoral seminar II (PST) cs  8  winter C Ac   yes

Optional
FAST-DA65 Time series analysis cs  10  winter O Ex 4193 yes
FAST-DA67 Applications of mathematical methods ... cs  10  winter O Ex 4193 yes
FAST-DA59 Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering II cs  10  winter O Ex 4193 yes
FAST-DA63 Numerical methods II cs  10  winter O Ex 4193 yes
FAST-DA66 Numerical methods for the variational... cs  10  winter O Ex 4193 yes
FAST-DA64 Models of regression cs  10  winter O Ex 4193 yes
FAST-DW62 Information system in construction te... cs  8  winter O Ex 4195 yes
FAST-DH82 Process and Functional Analysis of Bu... cs  8  winter O Ex 4195 yes
FAST-DL61 Theory of concrete and masonry struct... cs  8  winter O Ex 4195 yes
FAST-DT62 Theory of Energy and Environment of B... cs  8  winter O Ex 4195 yes
FAST-DO61 Theory of metal and timber structures cs  8  winter O Ex 4195 yes

Groups of optional courses
4193 Obligation: 1 course  
4195 Obligation: 1 course  
 


Year of study 2, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DY01 English for the Doctoral Study Programme cs  8  summer C Ex   yes
FAST-DH03 Doctoral seminar III (PST) cs  8  summer C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 3, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH04 Doctoral seminar IV (PST) cs  8  winter C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 3, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH05 Doctoral seminar V (PST) cs  14  summer C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 4, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH06 Doctoral seminar VI (PST) cs  14  winter C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 4, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH07 Doctoral seminar VII (PST) cs  20  summer C Ac   yes