Course Details

Building Constructions 2 (S)

BHB004 course is part of 4 study plans

Bc. full-t. program BPC-SI > spVS compulsory-elective Summer Semester 2nd year 4 credits

Bc. full-t. program BPC-MI compulsory Summer Semester 2nd year 4 credits

Bc. full-t. program BPA-SI compulsory Summer Semester 2nd year 4 credits

Bc. combi. program BKC-SI compulsory Summer Semester 2nd year 4 credits

The course follows up previous courses 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 and foundations. 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, among others.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Miloš Lavický, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

Extension of the knowledge about building construction acquired by the student in subject BH001 Building Construction 1. Obtaining knowledge about horizontal load-bearing structures and foundation, substructure, damp proof course, expansion joints and about protection against radon gas activity, among others.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the subject BH001 Building Construction 1. At the same time, it is assumed knowledge of constructive geometry, structural mechanics, statics of building structures, elasticity and plasticity.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Learning takes the form of lectures and exercises. The dissemination of information obtained at lectures by self-study topics is expected. Within the exercises, the student solves the given topics. In practical examples, the student will verify knowledge gained by studying according to lectures.

Forms and criteria of assessment

The written and graphical level of expression, terminology, theoretical knowledge corresponding to the extent of the lectures and practical skills using the rules for drawing objects of building construction and their design corresponding to the content of the exercises are evaluated. Part of the conditions for granting the credit is the fulfillment of required outputs and attendance. The composition of the exam is conditional upon passing a written exam.

Objective

The aim of this course is to give students complex knowledge about foundations designing (shallow, deep and special foundationts) as about the static unit alltogether with the upper construction and foundation lower beds. The ability to design safe and economical foundation is insisted. Staircase is considered to be one of the most exposed aeras within various buildings. There for correct staircase design and realization from the constructional, safety and hygienic point of view is essential.Correct foundation and staircase design requires knowledge about adjacent building constructions. In unison also knowledge about other disciplines such as bilding materials, statics etc. is lectured. That is why the aim of this course is to teach learners to work with technical informations within specific issue and to apply such knowledge.

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, 12 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Horizontal load-bearing structures – functional and mechanical requirements. Connections of horizontal and vertical load-bearing structures. Spandrel beams. Vaults – structural solution, mechanical acting of vaults.
2. Horizontal load-bearing structures – cast-in-place slabs.
3. Horizontal load-bearing structures – prefabricated (precast) and half prefabricated slabs.
4. Horizontal load-bearing structures – timber joist ceilings, metal ceilings, composite slabs.
5. Overhanging and recessed structures – balcony, loggia, portico, oriel windows and cornices – material solutions, mechanical requirements, thermal design.
6. Groundworks and excavations. Founding soil. Construction and hydrogeological survey.
7. Shallow foundations – classification and structural solutions.
8. Shallow foundations – specific criterions of founding.
9. Deep foundations – classification and structural solutions. Retaining walls.
10. Foundation construction on property boundaries. Expansion joints, settlement joints and construction joints in load bearing and non-loadbearing structures.
11. Substructure. Damp proofing – basic criterion and requirements.
12. Damp proofing – specific/exceptional requirements. Protection against radon gas infiltration.

Practice

2 hours/week, 12 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Horizontal load-bearing structures. Design of cast-in-place slabs.
2. Horizontal load-bearing structures. Design of half-prefabricated slabs.
3. Horizontal load-bearing structures. Design precast slabs.
4. Overhanging and recessed structures. Balcony design.
5. Shallow foundations. Design of foundation strips loaded by walls.
6. Shallow foundations. Foundation plan drawing – drafting of foundation strips.
7. Shallow foundations. Design of pad foundation loaded by a post/column.
8. Shallow foundations. Foundation plan drawing – drafting of pad foundations of a post slab structure.
9. Shallow foundations. Specific foundation construction.
10. Groundworks. Building excavation plan.
11. Damp proofing. Design of damp proof system.
12. Submission and final evaluation of presented work.