Course detail

Building Constructions 1

FAST-BH001Acad. year: 2019/2020

Students in within lectures are introduced to the terminology and an initial information about structures and their parts.
This course is a prerequisite for the successful continuation of thematically related courses of Civil Engineering in the second and third year of the bachelor's degree.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student copes aim subject adoption basic technology and
knowledge base obtained by applid, inclusive completive elements terrestrial constructions at illumination legislative frames and types building documentation in the process of build - up.


In the course student obtains basic the knowledge and an overview of the building construction. It is assumed that the student does not have in that regard any knowledge.


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. Types of structures (residential, industrial, agricultural and special structures). Functions of the building and its internal and environment - typology.
2. Basic terminology, the structure of the buildings.
3. Design requirements for the supporting system construction, stability and stiffness of the structure, principles for design of building structures.
4. The founation structure. The load in the footing bottom. Excavations.
5. Horizontal bearing constructions.
6. Bearing construction of roofing
7. Bearing construction of stairway
8. The principles of proportionality, the principle of modular coordination, implementation module in building construction, coordination dimensions.
9. The building envelope, finishes, windows, doors, roof systems and roofing.
10. Fire protection of buildings - basic concepts, fire resistance, fire protection arrangements.
11. Thermal protection of buildings and principles for saving energy - indoor thermal comfort, thermal properties of structures, energy efficiency.
12. The methodology of of the design process works. Legislation.
13. The modernization and reconstruction of buildings


Students introduction into problematic of building construction, namely from plan, project documentation, to own carrying out.
Acquaint with basic condition of construction, terminology of structure and basic construction principles.
Summary and profundity of education subject is volumetric and content conceived from lessons in amount of semester instruction.

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 B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer