223-0057 – Building materials I (SH1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures
Subject guarantorIng. Filip Khestl, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
223-0057/01 2012/2013 5
223-0057/02 2017/2018 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective of the course is to acquaint students with the properties, use, production and range of basic building materials. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in evaluation of physical and mechanical properties of building materials in the design and composition of building materials and choice of materials for use in building construction.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs

Summary

The subject provides basic information about the structures and the physical and mechanical properties of construction materials and methods of determining these properties. It is focused on a specific building materials, particularly on issues of aggregates, ceramics, wood, metal, glass, binders, mortars and insulation materials. Increased attention is paid to concretes, their design, manufacture, maintenance and testing.

Compulsory literature:

1.Allen, E., Iano, J.: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Wiley, 2008, 1008 p. ISBN 047007468X. 2.Cowan, J.H., Smith, R.P.: The Science and Technology of Building Materials. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., N.Y. , 1998. 3.Duggal S.K. Building Materials. Balkema, 1998. ISBN 905410 2527.

Recommended literature:

1.Allen, E., Iano, J.: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Wiley, 2008, 1008 p. ISBN 047007468X. 2.Cowan, J.H., Smith, R.P.: The Science and Technology of Building Materials. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., N.Y. , 1998. 3.Duggal S.K. Building Materials. Balkema, 1998. ISBN 905410 2527.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.