Course detail

Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 2

FAST-NHB055Acad. year: 2024/2025

The course is focused on certain building types in the field of building design and special requirements put onto the structures of those building. Students are to learn about garages and parking places, single storey buildings, chosen commercial and agricultural buildings, and at last also about wooden houses. Students are to receive knowledge regarding architectural, typological and structural viewpoints of previously mentioned building types.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

The Students will use the acquired knowledge in building physics (thermal engineering, acoustics and daylighting inside buildings), fire safety of buildings and civil engineering, acquired by completing the prescribed courses in previous studies.
In the course of study the student will use of knowledge of the subject Design Detail and Modern Building Materials.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


Not applicable.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

NEUFERT, Erns. Navrhování staveb: zásady, normy, předpisy o zařízeních, stavbě, vybavení, nárocích na prostor, prostorových vztazích, rozměrech budov, prostorech, vybavení, přístrojích z hlediska člověka jako měřítk. Praha: Consultinvest, 2000.
ISBN 80-901486-6-2


KOLB, Josef. Dřevostavby. Systém nosných konstrukcí, obvodové pláště. Praha: Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-4071-3


SÝKORA, Jaroslav. Zemědělské stavby. Praha: Grada, 2014. ISBN 9 8-80247-5273-0


PETŘÍČEK Tomáš. Střechy. Studijní opora. Brno: FAST VUT. 2015


Recommended reading

ALLEN, Eward a 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 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. Garages, parking places, parking systems – structural systems, structural solutions. 2. Pre-primary education – Nursery schools, primary and secondary schools. 3. Sports - Gyms and sporting facilities, 4. Indoor swimming pools. 5. Healthcare - Healthcare centres. 6. Hospitals. 7. Agricultural buildings – horse stables and riding arenas, sheep housing. 8. Agricultural buildings – beef and pig housing from breeding to raising. 9. Agricultural buildings – poultry far building and hutches for furred animals. 10. Wooden houses – general overview of wood based building, special design requirements of wooden houses.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to practices. Individual assignment – design of garage or parking place. 2. Assembly drawings of garages and parking places. 3. Design of a single storey building’s facade from metal cladding. 4. Assembly drawings regarding the metal cladding of the single storey building. 5. Detailed preliminary design of a commercial, industrial or agricultural building of choice. 6. Consultation. 7. Design of a wooden house at structural level. 8. Wall and flat roof composition design in a wooden house. 9. Consultation. 10. Submission and final evaluation of presented works.