Course Details

Building Constructions 3 (S)

BHA006 course is part of 3 study plans

Bc. full-t. program BPC-SI > spS compulsory Winter Semester 3rd year 5 credits

Bc. full-t. program BPA-SI compulsory Winter Semester 3rd year 5 credits

Bc. combi. program BKC-SI compulsory Winter Semester 3rd year 5 credits

The course continues with deepening of fundamental knowledge in the field of building design. It focuses on roofs, describes various types of roofs, applicable materials, principles of design, etc. The course also introduces building envelopew, their types and variants with regard to elimination of heat losses.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Libor Matějka, CSc., Ph.D., MBA

Institute

Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

The course provides comprehensive overview of the design of roofs structures and envelope walls.
Students will be able to apply the knowledge in follow-up courses and bachelor projects.
Lectures and practise classes build on knowledge of topics introduced in previous courses.

Prerequisites

The students deepen their knowledge of building design. It is assumed that students already have fundamental knowledge of building design on the level of Building Constructions 1, 2.

Corequisites

Knowledge of cocncrete and steel constructions, building constructions and building services from the subjects passed in the 1. and 2. year of study.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Successful conclusion of the course requiers:
- completing exercises with compulsory attendance,
- elaboration of all assignments,
- granting credit.

Objective

To obtain fundamental knowledge in the field of contructions of roofing, external walls, windows, doors and gateways in external walls, windows in roofs of building, to aquire theoretical and functional relationship, to gain experience and ability for design.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.

Lecture

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Roofs: General classification of roofs, main structural components, drainage. Materials appliable in individual layers of roofs. Classification of warm flat roofs.
2. Warm flat roofs: Design principles, drainage specifics, material variants, roofing layers.
3. Cold flat roofs: Design principles, drainage specifics, material variants, roofing layers, design of ventilation. Truss girders.
4. Purlin roof trusses: Classification, carpentry joints, design of valleys and gables. Design of monopitch roofs.
5. Modern roof trusses. Composition of roofing above attic spaces.
6. Most common roofing materials: design and application.
7. Tinsmith works and products. Assembly details of flat and pitched roofs.
8. Assembly details of warm and cold flat roofs, pitched roofs, and roof claddings.
9. Assembly details of warm and cold flat roofs, pitched roofs, and roof claddings.
10. Building envelope: Terminology, functions, design principles and boundary conditions.
11. Envelope walls: Design principles of single-leaf sandwich walls with external (or internal) positioning of thermal insulation. Materials and construction processes applied in external thermal insulating composite systems (gluing, anchoring and rendering).
12. Envelope walls: Design principles and materials of single-leaf walls.
13. Lightweight metal-plastic curtain walls: Classification, application, materials and anchoring.

Practice

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Site plan
2. Consultations, explanation of selected roofing designs
3. Cold flat roof of a single-family house
4. Warm flat roof of a single-family house (purlin truss)
5. Consultations
6. Roof truss of a single-family house: Modern king post truss
7. Roof truss of a single-family house: Collar beam truss (thermal insulation between and above the rafters)
8. Consultations
9. Roof plan drawing: View of the roofing surface
10. Roof truss assembly details
11. Building envelope assembly details
12. Consultations
13. Credit