Course Details

Building Materials

Academic Year 2022/23

BIA001 course is part of 4 study plans

BPC-SI Summer Semester 1st year

BPC-MI Summer Semester 1st year

BPA-SI Summer Semester 1st year

BKC-SI Summer Semester 1st year

Basic information about structure, basic properties of building materials and their use as building materials.
Testing methods of physical-mechanical properties and durability with focus on destructive methods. Basic deformational characteristics of building materials and their monitoring.
Properties of building materials: stone, aggregate, binder, concrete, mortar, building ceramics, metal, timber, high molecular matters, bitumens, insulating materials, composite materials.
Practical laboratory tests of selected building materials with individual tasks for individual students including elaboration of records about the tests.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Pavel Schmid, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Building Testing

Objective

Acquainting and practising of building material selected basic properties,the ability to realize the basic tests of various kinds of building materials.

Knowledge

Basic information about constitution, basic properties of building materials and their use as building materials.

Syllabus

1. Introduction, good laboratory practice.
2. Structure and properties of building materials.
3. Determination of properties, testing and determination of properties of building materials.
4. Building rock, aggregate and rock products.
5. Binders and mortar I.
6. Binders and mortar II.
7. Concrete, special types of concrete and concrete products I.
8. Concrete, special types of concrete and concrete products II.
9. Silicates, silicate products and glass.
10. Timber, timber products and construction.
11. Steel, metals and non-ferrous metals.
12. Polymers , other building materials, materials and products.
13. Asphalts, tars and road construction materials.

Prerequisites

Plane geometry, stereometry, goniometric functions, units of physical quantities and their transfers, the fundamental laws of physics, mechanics of bodies.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Credits

5 credits

Semester

summer

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

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/255108

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Introduction, good laboratory practice.
2. Structure and properties of building materials.
3. Determination of properties, testing and determination of properties of building materials.
4. Building rock, aggregate and rock products.
5. Binders and mortar I.
6. Binders and mortar II.
7. Concrete, special types of concrete and concrete products I.
8. Concrete, special types of concrete and concrete products II.
9. Silicates, silicate products and glass.
10. Timber, timber products and construction.
11. Steel, metals and non-ferrous metals.
12. Polymers , other building materials, materials and products.
13. Asphalts, tars and road construction materials.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Introduction into laboratory practice.
2. Physical properties of aggregate.
3. Geometric and physical-mechanical properties of aggregate.
4. Properties of fresh binders.
5. Properties of fresh mortars.
6. Properties of hardened mortars and binders.
7. Physical properties of concrete and rock.
8. Physical and mechanical properties of rock and concrete.
9. Properties of silicates and brickmaking products.
10. Properties of timber.
11. Properties of steel and other metals.
12. Properties of polymers.
13. Final summary, credit.