Course detail

Building Constructions 1

FAST-BH001Acad. year: 2023/2024

Students in within lectures are introduced to the terminology and an initial information about structures and their parts.
This course is a prerequisite for the successful continuation of thematically related courses of Civil Engineering in the second and third year of the bachelor's degree.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Entry knowledge

In the course student obtains basic the knowledge and an overview of the building construction. It is assumed that the student does not have in that regard any knowledge.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


Students introduction into problematic of building construction, namely from plan, project documentation, to own carrying out.
Acquaint with basic condition of construction, terminology of structure and basic construction principles.
Summary and profundity of education subject is volumetric and content conceived from lessons in amount of semester instruction.

Student copes aim subject adoption basic technology and
knowledge base obtained by applid, inclusive completive elements terrestrial constructions at illumination legislative frames and types building documentation in the process of build - up.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

HÁJEK, P: Konstrukce pozemních staveb 1 : nosné konstrukce I. Praha: Nakladatelství ČVUT, 2007. ISBN 978-80-01-03589-4. 


REMEŠ, J., UTÍKALOVÁ, I., KACÁLEK, P., KALOUSEK, L., PETŘÍČEK, T: Stavební příručka. Praha: GRADA, 2014. ISBN 978-80-247-5142-9. 


Recommended reading

ALLEN, Eward and Joseph LANO: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. New Jersey: John Wiley&Sons, Inc,, 2013. ISBN 978-1-118-13891-5. 


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Types of structures (residential, industrial, agricultural and special structures). Functions of the building and its internal and environment - typology. 2. Basic terminology, the structure of the buildings. 3. Design requirements for the supporting system construction, stability and stiffness of the structure, principles for design of building structures. 4. The founation structure. The load in the footing bottom. Excavations. 5. Horizontal bearing constructions. 6. Bearing construction of roofing 7. Bearing construction of stairway 8. The principles of proportionality, the principle of modular coordination, implementation module in building construction, coordination dimensions. 9. The building envelope, finishes, windows, doors, roof systems and roofing. 10. Fire protection of buildings - basic concepts, fire resistance, fire protection arrangements. 11. Thermal protection of buildings and principles for saving energy - indoor thermal comfort, thermal properties of structures, energy efficiency. 12. The methodology of of the design process works. Legislation. 13. The modernization and reconstruction of buildings


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to exercise, modular co-ordination 2. Principles of plotting building structures 3. Standard IEC 01342-coating, marking of materials. Chimneys 4. Drawing of windows and doors 5. Typology, plumbing fixtures 6. Floor plan 1st floor, M 1:50 7. Drawing of ceiling 8. Consultation 9. The draft stairway - calculation 10. Drawing staircase 11. 2nd floor stair 12. Consultation 13. Handing of work and awward of course credit