224-0226 – Geotechnical Constructions (GS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground Engineering
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
224-0226/01 2003/2004 5
224-0226/02 2009/2010 5
224-0226/03 2009/2010 4
224-0226/04 2009/2010 2020/2021 4
224-0226/05 2003/2004 2020/2021 5
224-0226/06 2015/2016 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Objective of the course in terms of learning outcomes and competences is to provide students with the basics to all kind of geotechnical constructions excavated from the surface, or built on the surface and geotechnical structures that are indispensable part of them. Students acquires sufficient knowledge to be familiar in the topic of geotechnical constructions, that are necessary for their professional work and further development of acquired knowledge by self-study from professional literature.

Teaching methods



The content of the course are the next topics: terminology, classification of geotechnical constructions, in detail there are on display geotechnical constructions excavated from the surface (pits, notches, trenches, troughs), built on the surface (embankments, dams, dumps, cushions, backfills. Attention is given to the all kind of geotechnical circumstances under which the constructions are realized and further to the methods and technologies of their implementation, and to the necessary geotechnical structures, which are indispensable part of them.

Compulsory literature:

SMOLCZYK,U.(2003). Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Vol.2,3 Elements and Structures, Ernst&Sohn

Recommended literature:

Ivan Vanicek, I., Ivan Vanicek, M.: Earth Structures In Transport, Water and Environmental Engineering. Springer, Berlin 2008, ISBN: 978-1-4020-3963-8


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0201 MH&Z Soil and Rock Mechanics Recommended
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.