Course detail

Modern building materials

FAST-NIB011Acad. year: 2024/2025

Specifying the requirements for maintenance, repair and reconstruction from the point of view of used materials.
Evaluation of data obtained by diagnostic methods for materials choice.
Checking of materials properties with certificate tests.
Theoretic essentials of composite materials (particles and fibre composites).
Polymer-cement mortars and concrete, impregnation of concretes.
Permanent elastic mastics, their use and their significance in construction.
Glues of building materials and technology of joints.
Hydro-insulating materials and technology, additional thermal insulation. Preservation and replacement of reinforcement in reinforced concretes.
Dispersed reinforcement, wirecutted concrete, self-compacting concretes.
Materials for re-development technologies of reinforced constructions.
Seminary paper with individual task on choice of materials for re-development technology.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Testing (SZK)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

The skill of the combined use of the knowledge of sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics) on a secondary school level, the ability to use knowledge of the subjects of Building materials and Building mechanics, the knowledge of the statistics – methodology of the selection and optimization.
In case of the subject given in English, the intermediate level of written and spoken English is required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


The grasp of new materials, used in the present building practice and for the reconstruction of buildings and constructions, the familiarization of the students with some progressive technologies of the reconstruction of the worn-out parts or whole constructions, the skill of the right selection, optimization and use of construction materials, potentially of reconstruction techniques.
Student regaining summary about of different types of materials which way technologically modern, so accordingly supplying original materials, that are make use for reconstruction and sanitation of building structure. Further student will be introduced with technological procees making use these materials on reconstructions. Student will be able to past graduation subject determine peace and range needed reconstruction and propose counteraction pair with acceptable selection of materials for reconstruction.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPA-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKC-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Polymers. 2. Theoretical basics of composite materials. 3. Particle composites. 4. Concrete division by matrix material. 5. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete (PCC). 6. Mortars and concretes with polymer matrix. 7. One- or multi-layered fibre composites with short or long fibre. 8. Wood defects. Repairing and reconstructions. 9. Fillers. Division by reological properties. 10. Glue technology.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, requirements for credit. 2. Tests surface adhesion, production samples. 3. Tensile tests of mechanical and chemical anchors, production samples. 4. Strengthening by external bonded systems, production samples. 5. Load test ceiling ceramic panel HURDIS. 6. Testing of samples of surface adhesion. 7. Testing samples of mechanical and chemical anchors. 8. Testing of samples with the applied external reinforcement. 9. Statistical evaluation of the test results, the theoretical foundations. 10. Statistical evaluation of test results in the computer lab.