Course detail

Building Constructions 2 (S)

FAST-BH052Acad. year: 2019/2020

Structural systems of multi-storey buildings: - wall systems, masonry bearing walls, holes in the bearing walls - framed reinforced concrete systems - systems combined. Design systems of high-rise buildings, superstructure - principle, material variations. The ceiling structure, their function, general requirements, feedback on the vertical load-bearing walls: wooden ceilings, concrete, ceramic, metal, combined. Construction hanging. Chimney and vents. Unsound vertical structure, requirements, material and design solutions.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student copes design of staircase construction, turn construction, areal strairs bases.


Basic requirements to various types of building (functional, structural and architectural), technical terminology, basic knowledge of structural systems, ability to choose a commensurate system with type of building, spatial stiffness provision of constructional system. Drawing knowledge of basic constructional types, ability of building drawings reading.


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. Requirements for design - functional, structural and material; loading; structural systems of multi-storey buildings.
2. The vertical load-bearing structures, walls - brick - type of mortar, masonry material, strength, settlement and creep masonry, brick masonry - types, masonry bond.
3. Block masonry, stonework, masonry mixed - material solutions, properties and design principles.
4. Monolithic and prefabricated walls, multi-layer design - design principles, strength, columns and pillars - material solutions, properties and design principles.
5. Openings in vertical structures (reinforcing elements) - wreaths and translations - static and design principles, material options, elimination of thermal bridges.
6. Horizontal structures - functional and static requirements binding on vertical structures, monolithic ceilings.
7. Prefabricated, polomontované ceiling structure - types, characteristics and performance requirements.
8. Dome - Types, construction and static solutions; skeletal systems - basic principles and functional requirements
9. Skeletal Systems - monolithic, prefabricated, modular systems combined.
10. Design systems of high-rise buildings - superstructure - principle, material options, indoor facilities - types, functional and static requirements.
11. Design pendant and recessed - balconies, loggias, porches, bay windows and cornices - material options, static requirements, heat technical problems.
12. Expansion joints; vertical non-bearing structures - walls - material and design solutions.
13. Chimneys and vents - Principles for design and implementation.


The aim of this course is to give students complex knowledge about foundations designing (shallow, deep and special foundationts) as about the static unit alltogether with the upper construction and foundation lower beds. The ability to design safe and economical foundation is insisted. Staircase is considered to be one of the most exposed aeras within various buildings. There for correct staircase design and realization from the constructional, safety and hygienic point of view is essential.Correct foundation and staircase design requires knowledge about adjacent building constructions. In unison also knowledge about other disciplines such as bilding materials, statics etc. is lectured. That is why the aim of this course is to teach learners to work with technical informations within specific issue and to apply such knowledge.

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 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer