Course detail

Structures and Building Techniques

FA-ETESAcad. year: 2020/2021

Lectures follow the current trends in the design of low-energy buildings. Emphasis is placed on energy efficiency and the impact on the environment and quality of life for building users. The course covers a number of topics related to the structural design, technical services and energy assessment of the building with respect to its sustainability and economical aspects.

Offered to foreign students

The home faculty only

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Orientation in the current requirements on building technology and design of low-energy buildings. Deepening of knowledge on the construction and technical equipment. Acquisition of knowledge required for a basic design concept and coordination of professional specialists.


The basic orientation of the general principles of designing technical equipment in buildings


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Daniels,K., Technika budov
Hirš, J., Gebauer, G., Vzduchotechnika v příkladech
Gebauer, G., Rubinová, O., Horká, H., Vzduchotechnika
Štěchovský, J., Vytápění pro střední školy se studijním oborem TZB nebo obdobným

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Information is presented through lectures. The general principles are illustrated on concrete realizations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Classified Credit

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to indoor climate of buildings. Basic concepts, parameters and criteria.
2. Survey of structural technology. Construction techniques, materials.
3. Disposition requirements on a building. Zoning with respect to the purpose of integral parts of the building.
4. Survey of technical services – heating systems.
5. Survey of technical services – hot domestic water (HDW) preparation.
6. Survey of technical services – ventilation and air-conditioning.
7. Survey of technical services – artificial lighting.
8. Alternative and renewable energy sources in buildings.
9. Energy assessment of buildings, specific energy parameters, energy performance of technical systems.
10. Environmental assessment of buildings, sustainability of building construction and operation.
11. Economical aspects of a building operation within its life-cycle, investment and operational costs of buildings.
12. Design of a low-energy house study and application of preceding knowledge.
13. Basic calculations, assessment of technical, energy, environmental and economic factors of the designed building. Review.


Deepening knowledge about systems of technical equipment, facilities and installations in buildings, their technical capabilities, the conditions for placement and management in buildings and links to architectural design, building design and layout.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer