Course Details

Building Constructions 2 (M)

Academic Year 2022/23

BHA018 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Winter Semester 1st year

It handles about a follow-up course to BH001 Building constructions 1 and its aim is to deepen the knowledge of students in the field of building design. It’s mainly focused on the design of horizontal load-bearing structures, foundations, chimneys and ventilation shafts, roofs, etc. While at the exact same time it’s expected to teach students about substructure, damp proof course, expansion joints and about protection against radon gas activity, floorings, and windows, among others.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Jan Pěnčík, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Building Structures

Objective

The course is focused on the study concept of the project documentation completed on the basis of fundamental knowledge about building constructions. The design of the convenient load-bearing structural concept of a middle-sized building is the main task. The building is determined by the architectural disposition study and assignment of outdoor conditions of the building site. The study of the project in the stage of the documentation for the building planning permission is the compulsory work for the course examination.

Knowledge

Test examination on building constructions and debate.

Syllabus

1. Horizontal load-bearing structures – functional and mechanical requirements. Connections of horizontal and vertical load-bearing structures. Classification of horizontal load-bearing structures. Spandrel beams.
2. Overhanging and recessed structures – balcony, loggia, portico, oriel windows and cornices – material solutions, mechanical requirements, thermal design.
3. Groundworks and excavations. Founding soil. Construction and hydrogeological survey.
4. Shallow and deep foundation – Foundation types, material, and structural solutions. Foundation construction on property boundaries.
5. Substructure. Damp proofing – design of damp proof systems. Protection against radon gas infiltration.
6. Expansion joints, settlement joints and construction joints in load bearing and non-loadbearing structures.
7. Roofs – classification of roofs. Pitched roofs / Traditional truss solutions – classification, structural solutions. Contemporary solutions. Roof compositions above attic spaces.
8. Roofs – Warm flat roofs – design principles, dewatering solutions, compositions of warm flat roof variants, and materials.
9. Roofs – Cold flat roofs – design principles, dewatering solutions, materials, roofing, ventilation of the air cavity.
10. Chimneys and ventilation shafts – design principles, structural requirements, types, and solutions.
11. Windows, doors, gates. Variants and material solutions, technological and installation procedure.
12. Floor – functional requirements, the function of layers, materials, thermal expansion.
13. Soffit / Lower ceiling – functional requirements, structural and design principles, types of lower ceilings. Finishes – plaster, paints, coats, frescos, tiles.

Prerequisites

It is assumed that the student has at the beginning of the subject knowledge of the subject BH001 Building Construction 1. At the same time the knowledge of the fundamentals of constructive geometry, structural mechanics, statics of building structures, elasticity and plasticity, soil mechanics, the design of foundations and design of concrete, metal and wooden constructions.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

5 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/254086

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Horizontal load-bearing structures – functional and mechanical requirements. Connections of horizontal and vertical load-bearing structures. Classification of horizontal load-bearing structures. Spandrel beams.
2. Overhanging and recessed structures – balcony, loggia, portico, oriel windows and cornices – material solutions, mechanical requirements, thermal design.
3. Groundworks and excavations. Founding soil. Construction and hydrogeological survey.
4. Shallow and deep foundation – Foundation types, material, and structural solutions. Foundation construction on property boundaries.
5. Substructure. Damp proofing – design of damp proof systems. Protection against radon gas infiltration.
6. Expansion joints, settlement joints and construction joints in load bearing and non-loadbearing structures.
7. Roofs – classification of roofs. Pitched roofs / Traditional truss solutions – classification, structural solutions. Contemporary solutions. Roof compositions above attic spaces.
8. Roofs – Warm flat roofs – design principles, dewatering solutions, compositions of warm flat roof variants, and materials.
9. Roofs – Cold flat roofs – design principles, dewatering solutions, materials, roofing, ventilation of the air cavity.
10. Chimneys and ventilation shafts – design principles, structural requirements, types, and solutions.
11. Windows, doors, gates. Variants and material solutions, technological and installation procedure.
12. Floor – functional requirements, the function of layers, materials, thermal expansion.
13. Soffit / Lower ceiling – functional requirements, structural and design principles, types of lower ceilings. Finishes – plaster, paints, coats, frescos, tiles.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

The output of practices is a set of drawings which are part of the building documentation for building permit application. The outputs do take up the form of studies or drawings.

1. Introduction to practices. Individual assignment – Detached house with the basement and 2 stories above ground level. Plans of above and underground stories given modular coordination and general requirements of typology. Note: The outputs of follow-up practices are to respect the individual assignment.
2. Plans of 1st basement, 1st, and second floors.
3. Stairway design.
4. Horizontal load-bearing structures – Structural solution of 1st and 2nd-floor slabs.
5. Supplementing the floor plans with the stairway.
6. Design of foundations. Placing building on the terrain. Site plan.
7. Section A-A.
8. Design of Queen post roof truss.
9. Design of warm flat roof.
10. Supplementation of Section A-A with the Queen post roof truss and warm flat roof.
11. Elevations building. Window installation into an opening.
12. Floor composition design.
13. Submission and final evaluation of presented work.