Course detail

Laboratory Tests of Building Materials and Components I

FAST-CJ05Acad. year: 2020/2021

The students in the subject laboratory tests during the winter term are methodically and professionally prepared for selected topics of their work. The subject includes introductory information and tutorials about the problems of operating conditions in the laboratories of the Institute, about work safety and temporally possibilities of experimental works with respect to the educational capacity. In further course of time every student works separately: he secures the special literature and Standards, according to the orientation of his work and he acquaints himself with technical parameters of laboratory equipments and with the progress of working procedures on special apparatuses. After finishing this theoretical preparation it is possible to start the experimental work following the individual assignments. The methodical procedures are consulted with respective heads of work and the same goes for the realization of laboratory tutorials and training. The guarantor and the tutelage of the subject secure the coordination of educational and laboratory works including the inspection of laboratory technique and apparatuses suitability.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring knowledge and skills for independent elaboration of experimental part of the diploma thesis. This entails choosing the suitable methodology, preparation and modification of testing bodies, design and time plan of experimental works, their execution and evaluation of laboratory tests results.


Knowledge technologies for the preparation of specimens for each type of building materials (cement composites, ceramics, etc.). Knowledge of methods for testing these materials in accordance with relevant standards and practices.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Cikerle P., Ambrosová V., Havlíková D.: Zkoušení stavebních materiálů. Akademické vydavatelství CERM, 1997.
Pume D., Čermák F.: Průzkumy a opravy stavebních konstrukcí. ARCH, 1997. (CS)
Schmid P.: Základy zkušebnictví. CERM, 2001. 7-12-32698-4. (CS)

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.


To acquire knowledge and skills for independent elaboration of the experimental part of dissertation. The selection of suitable methods, preparation and adaptation of test pieces, proposal of the timetable of experimental works, their realization and results evaluation of laboratory tests.

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.

Type of course unit



52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer