030-0913/01 – Fire Resistance of Buildings (POS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Fire ProtectionCredits10
Subject guarantorIng. Isabela Bradáčová, CSc.Subject version guarantorIng. Isabela Bradáčová, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRA47 Ing. Isabela Bradáčová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After graduation this subject allowed students to assess the fire resistance of building construction by calculation

Teaching methods


The aim of fire safety in structures is to prevent casualties and personal health damage and property losses or damages. It is especially the case of forming conditions for safe evacuations from burning or fire-endangered structures, preventing the spread of fire inside as well as outside the structure and forming the conditions for effective operations of fire fighting brigades. The structure must be dimensioned to fit expected fire effects. The core of development of the given field is the specification of expected fire effects and the determination of optimum fire fighting measures, which includes the prevention of fire production and development in its first stage, the determination of fire risk with a fully developed fire, the specification of the third stage of fire, the dimensioning of building members and construction systems to fit the presupposed temperature field of particular fire stages, the optimisation of fire-fighting measures and economic risks, spreading of combustion products in a structure, person's movements in the course of evacuation, conditions for fire spreading outside of a structure and elsewhere, fire-fighting routes and conditions for efficient fire-fighting operations.

Compulsory literature:

Cote e al.: Fire Protection Handbook. Vol. I & II, NFPA 2002 Buchanan, A.: Structural Design for Fire Safety. Wiley, 2001 Klote - Milke: Principles of Smoke Management. SFPE, 2002 Ribando R.: Heat Transfer Tools. McGraw-Hill Comp., 2002 Wald. et al.: Výpočet požární odolnosti stavebních konstrukcí. ČVUT, 2005 So, A. - Chan, W.: Intelligent Building Systems, Kluwer Academic Publ., 1999

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (P3607) Civil Engineering (3607V025) Theory of Contruction K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2007/2008 (P3607) Civil Engineering (3607V025) Theory of Contruction K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2006/2007 (P3607) Civil Engineering (3607V025) Theory of Contruction K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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