Course detail

Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 1

FAST-NHB047Acad. year: 2024/2025

The aim of lectures are systems of flat, pitched and steep roofs. The course also provides an understanding of special systems of thermal insulations based on thermal radiation reflectivity and modern and unusual types of assembled roofing including solar roofing. The next part of the course will be aimed at modern waterproofing layers and thermal insulations and their connection to various types of roofs. The great attention is paid to construction details.

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

Thermal-moisture processes in building envelopes, basic classification of roofs according to a pitch, shape, structure, serviceability, requirements etc. Outer and inner boundary conditions for roof designs above heated and unheated spaces. Drawing of roofs according to the valid standards.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


A design of the exact, clear and particular flat or pitched roof above various thermal and moisture internal environment. Knowledge of the detailed design and material design of terraces, roof parking lots, heliports and green roofs. The issue of details. A basic overview of the structural and building physics principles for reconstructions of single and double leaf flat roofs.
Knowledge of design of the exact, clear and particular flat or pitched roof above various thermal and moisture internal environment. Ability of the detailed design and material design of terraces, roof parking lots and green roofs.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

STRAKA, Bohumil, Miloslav NOVOTNÝ, Jana KRUPICOVÁ, Milan ŠMAK, Karel ŠUHAJDA a Zdeněk VEJPUSTEK. Konstrukce šikmých střech. Praha: GRADA, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4205-2


PEXOVÁ, Jana, Ladislav ŠTĚPÁNEK a Antonín FAJKOŠ. M01-Vybrané stati z pozemního stavitelství. Studijní opora. Brno: FAST VUT.


CHALOUPKA, Karel a Zbyněk SVOBODA. Ploché střechy. Praktický průvodce. Praha: GRADA, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2916-9


ČERMÁKOVÁ, Barbora a Radka MUŽÍKOVÁ. Ozeleněné střechy. Praha: GRADA, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-1802-6


INGO, Gabriel. Dřevěné fasády – materiály, návrhy, realizace. Praha: GRADA, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3819-2


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPA-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Compositions of double and tripleroofs, safety waterproofing materials (micro-perforated, micro-porous and monolithic). 2. Thermal insulations of pitched roofs including materials based on thermal radiation reflectivity. 3. Roofing of sheet metal (smooth, sinuous, simulative roofing tiles), plastic, bitumen, stone, wood (boards, shingles), thatch, solar and exotic. 4. Pitched roof designing in mountain regions (securing of pitches roofs against snow slide and upward wind lift). Green pitched roofs. 5. Waterproof layers of flat roofs by bituminous felts (bitumen, bearing infill, surface finish) and their use. 6. Waterproof layers of flat roofs by plastic foils (thermoplastic, elastomer, thermoplastic-elastomer) their use and laying technology. Solar foils. Spread waterproof layer. 7. Ways of flat roof stabilization against the upward wind lift (sticking, stabilization layers, mechanical anchoring). 8. Roof terraces and traffic roofs (parking lots, heliports). Design principles, details. 9. Green roofs. Types of vegetation, design principles, details. 10. Reconstructions of flat roofs.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Specifying of the flat roof - dewatering the study-plan 1:200. 2.–3. Ground plan and cut single skin flat roof 1:50. 4.–5. Two variants compositions single skin flat-roof material specifications. 6.–7. Details at 1:10 the attic, roof drain, dilation, various compositions. 8. Drainage and composition of roof double-shell. 9. Practical demonstration of implementation of waterproofing layers of flat roofs. 10. Two variants of double-shell roof compositions of various trims.