223-0118/02 – Building materials (SM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Building Materials and Diagnostics of StructuresCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BIL0077 doc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

In the course students are acquainted with problems of building materials, based on inorganic binders. Characteristics such as shrinkage, durability and sustainable development options are discussed.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


V předmětu jsou studenti hlouběji seznámeni s problematikou stavebních materiálů, na bázi anorganických pojiv. Diskutovány jsou vlastnosti jako je smrštění, trvanlivost a možnosti zajištění udržitelného rozvoje.

Compulsory literature:

Kurdowski, W.: Chemistry of Cement and Concrete, Springer, 2016. Journals: Cement-wapno-beton, ISSN-1425-8129. Proc. of conferences Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2018, BUT Brno, NOVPRESS s.r.o.

Recommended literature:

RICHARDSON, I., TAYLOR, H. F. W. 2017.Cement Chemistry, 3rd edition. ICE Publishing; 3rd edition, ISBN 978-0727741790.832 p. EDWARD ALLEN, JOSEPH IANO. 2013. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 6th Edition. 1024 pages ISBN: 978-1-118-13891-5. DOMONE, P., ILLSTON, J. Eds. Construction materials - their nature and behaviour. 4th ed. London and New York: Spon Press, 2010. 567 p. ISBN 0-415-46516-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral exam.


Other requirements

Requirements will be specified by the teacher at the beginning of the semester. Submission of assignments within the deadlines set by the teacher is required for credit obtaining.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

In the course the students are acquainted with the problems of building materials, especially based on binders - cement, plaster, lime, magnesium mortar, hydraulic lime and alkaline activated materials. Further with the properties of the composites prepared from the binders, admixtures and fillers. Features such as shrinking, durability, sustainable development options are discussed.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0732D260005) Civil Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (P0732D260005) Civil Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0732D260005) Civil Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0732D260005) Civil Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260005) Civil Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260005) Civil Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan

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