Course Details

Building Constructions 4

BHA008 course is part of 5 study plans

Bc. full-t. program BPC-EVB compulsory Summer Semester 2nd year 5 credits

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

Ing. full-t. program NPC-SIE compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 5 credits

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

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

The course deepens fundamental knowledge of building design. It focuses on supplementary information in various fields of building design (flooring, suspended ceilings, finishes). It follows previous courses of Building Construction and completes overview of all topics related with building design.

Course Guarantor

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


Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

Students will acquire the fundamental knowledge on building envelopes (external walls, roofs, windows and doors).
Lectures and practise classes build on knowledge of topics introduced in previous courses.
Students will be able to apply the knowledge in building design in follow-up courses and their bachelor projects.


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 and 3 courses.

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 practise classes is compulsory.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Successful completion of the course requiers:
- completing practise classes with compulsory attendance,
- elaboration and submission of all assignments,
- granting credit,
- passing of a written exam.


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.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Flooring: Functional and operational requirements (thermal, acoustic, operational, fire safety, etc.), flooring properties and their testing, design and construction of flooring.
2. Flooring: Role of individual layers, materials, flooring finishes, critical details, dilatation
3. Flooring: Industrial floors and their specifics.
4. Suspended ceilings: Functional requirements, design principles and methodology, user requirements (acoustics, thermal, structural, fire safety, hygienic, etc.)
5. Suspended ceilings: Types of suspended ceilings (optical, acoustic, fire safety, etc.), materials, construction, critical details
6. Finishes of interior walls and ceilings: plasters, tiles, paints, requirements (functional, operational, hygienic, dilation, etc.)
6. Curtain walls: Types (technological, acoustic, etc.), designing, construction.
7. Joinery and locksmith works: Bills of quantities, necessary specifications and drawings.
8. Doors, gates and windows: Legal requirements, design of critical details with regard to building physics (thermal, acoustics, daylighting), influence of boundary conditions on fulfillment of hygienic, operational and functional requirements, choice of optimal solution in case of mutually excluding legal requirements
9. Windows in envelope walls: Variants, construction requirements and processes.
10. Doors and gates in envelope walls: Variants, construction requirements and processes. Roof windows. Doors, windows, niches, etc. in the interior.
11. Chimneys and ventilation bodies - design and implementation principles, link to layout design, design requirements, types and methods of solution.
12. Specific materials and chemicals used in construction industry, their types and properties. Anchoring elements and their application.
13. Garages, garage parking spaces, parking systems: Variants and design.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Composition of structures: Floors.
2. Composition of structures: Other.
3. Bills of quantities: Tinsmith.
4. Bills of quantities: Joinery and locksmith.
5. Drawing of cast-in-place flooring and tile splicing.
6. Drawing of suspended ceilings.
7. Consultations.
8. Bills of quantities: Doors, windows and gates.
9. Summary, accompanying and technical reports.
10. Consultations.
11. Drawing of elevations and 3D visualization of a building.
12. Consultations.
13. Credit.