Course detail

Technology of Prefabricated Structures

FAST-BJ012Acad. year: 2023/2024

Further to special subjects - the technology of prefabricated units and the utilization of building materials including the suitability of building them up into the structure of building objects is discussed. A systematic survey of present assortment of prefabricated units. A brief description of the performance of the technology of housing and industrial and transport building, especially of up-to-date erection. Housings: the possibility of erecting structures from prefabricated units, and the combination of erected objects with classical building technologies. Industrial building: the possibilities of monolithic structures formed by means of system formwork in combination with prefabricated units. Transport building: building of both monolithic and erected bridges. The present possibilities of the utilization of the erected units in the reconstruction of building structures. Deviations and tolerances in building industry, further trends in the development of erection technology. Demands concerning the quality and dimensions accuracy in the production of prefabricated units, trends of development in the branch of prefabrication. Lecture block is added by exercise lessons, which contain excursion to real structure, where the construction aspect is apparent to extend the knowledge of students.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Entry knowledge

Basic orientation in structural systems of structural engineering and in performance of engineering structures and metal and wood structures. Designing of concrete structures, physical and mechanical properties of steel, reinforced concrete, timber.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


Extension of knowledge in the subject Technology of Building Elements Manufacture and following application of precast units in used systems of prefabricated structures in structural buildings, the student becomes orientation in used erecting works utilizing prefabrication. Importance strengthening of technical and organizational level correspondence in manufacture of precast units and in assembling methods for prefabricated units on the quality of construction work
The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring knowledge on the used systems of mounted frames of constructions – factory buildings and civil buildings and engineering constructions.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1st Development of prefabricated structures, advantages / disadvantages of prefabricated structures, dimensions and modular co-ordination, 2nd Standardization, unification of structural systems, wall - prefabricated systems development, 3rd Defects of prefabricated objects, their methods of rehabilitation, 4th Skeleton objects from reinforced concrete, 5th Halls with the load-bearing structure from reinforced concrete, steel or wood, 6th Static behavior of prefabricated structures, 7th Bridge structure – bridge structure types, structure systems 8th The issue of prestressing reinforcement, 9th Underground facilities - technology and structural systems, 10th Construction of underground structures using prefabrication (secondary segmental lining) 11th Wood-frame buildings - basic types of structure, various kinds of wooden elements, costs of these buildings 12th Wood-frame buildings - design of structure details and principles of their implementation 13th Wood-frame buildings - static design of wood-frame structures, fire resistance, software for wood structure design.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1st Relationship between lectures concerning the technology and production of components and with their usage in building industry, including the suitability of their embedding to the building construction, 2nd Description of the selected prefabricated object of a particular type of structural system NKS - T06B-P/1988, list of elements, project documentation, construction details, technology process, 3rd Regeneration of prefabricated buildings, especially taking into account the requirements of the ETICS systems 4th Description of selected specific type of skeleton reinforced concrete building, list of elements, project documentation, construction details, technology process, 5th A systematic review of the current range of prefabricated building elements, an example of the calculation of all types of loading, 6th Types of prefabricated cladding, 7th Legislation on the marketing of products, the certification process, the control tests of the prefabricated building elements and reinforcement steel, the quality and dimensional accuracy of prefabricated elements, variations and tolerances in construction, 8th Types of prestressing reinforcement (hydraulic systems, electric heating), welding and labeling of reinforcement, 9th Excursion to selected building, 10th Oral presentation of prepared student’s reports for chosen building process, 11th Design and heat-insulating proposal for wood cladding systems according to the applicable standard regulations 12th Technology of production of glued elements, types of adhesives for glued timber elements, verification of bonded joints for wood frame buildings, 13th Durability tests of glued elements (experiment) - resistance to delamination process of gluelines according to EN 391, the use of software for wood-frame building structures design.