Course detail

Mechanical Equipment

FAST-BWA011Acad. year: 2023/2024

Mechanisation of work, the importance, deployment and utilisation of machines and mechanical equipment in the production of building materials.
Acquaintance with basic terms – performance, costs, basic structural elements.
In addition, an overview of information concerning machines and equipment for the mining of raw materials, horizontal and vertical transport, the manufacture of concrete and cement. These basic machines and items of mechanical equipment are supplemented by machines and equipment for the recycling, harvesting and processing of wood. The newest methods of controlling construction machines are covered. Also dealt with is the suitability of individual types of machines and equipment, or sets of machines, for a given use.
Emphasis is also placed on taking care in the use of machines and mechanical equipment with regard to the environment.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge regarding the functions of machines, mining and harvesting technology, and the production of building materials.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


· Providing the students with complete overview of function, principle and application of machinery and equipment in production of building materials. Individual machines from rocks mining, transportation, treatment, homogenisation up to transportation of raw materials into the plant itself are described. The subject deals with all machines for raw material processing in the production of mortars, raw ceramics, light building materials, concrete goods. The stress is laid on automation and robotics application in production of building materials.
The students will master the objective of the course, function description of the main machines and equipment at production of structural materials. Machines and equipment for mining, crushing, sorting and homogenisation are included. More detailed information will be provided to drilling machines, loading equipment and machines for soil transfer.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Vaněk, A. Moderní strojní technika a technologie zemních prací. Academia Praha, 2003.


SLIVKA, V. a kol.:. Těžba a úprava silikátových surovin. Ostrava: Silikátový svaz Ostrava, 2002. 80-903-1130-X


KOSMATKA, Steven H a Jay P SHAPIRO. Design and control of concrete mixtures.. 14th ed. Skokie, Ill.: Portland Cement Association, , 2002. 


FRIES, Jiří. Zemní stroje učební text : studijní materiály pro studijní obor Zemní, těžební a stavební stroje Fakulty strojní. Ostrava : Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita, 2012. 978-80-248-2567-0


CAPUZZI, Q.. Modern technology and machinery for merble quarrying. Beneti macchine s.r.I., Carrara Italy, , 1992.


Vaněk, A.: . Přehled světové techniky. Stroje pro stavebnictví. D tisk Praha, , 2001. 


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization M , 4. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to subject, mechanisation of work in the construction industry, calculating the performance of machines, basic structural elements of machines. 2. Machines and equipment for conveying and producing energy. 3. Machines and equipment for mining and quarrying. 4. Machines and equipment for preparing materials for the production of concrete mixtures. 5. Machines and equipment for the production, transport and processing of concrete mixtures. 6. Machines and equipment for vertical transport and handling. 7. Machines and equipment for horizontal transport and handling. 8. Machines and equipment for harvesting and processing timber used in the production of building materials. 9. Machines and equipment for the storage and packaging of building materials. 10. Machines and equipment for the processing and installation of building materials. 11. Influence on the environment, safety at work, ergonomics, conclusion.