Course Details

Saving and Building Adaptation

NHB042 course is part of 4 study plans

Ing. full-t. program NPC-SIS compulsory-elective Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ing. full-t. program NPC-MI compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ing. full-t. program NPA-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ing. combi. program NKC-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Building-physical and building-technical relation valid for saving moisture masonry, rising damp causes of old building objects, building-technical survey and its evaluation, methody for reduce masonry humidity, project documentation for saving building, problems with bacis structure protection against radon infiltration. Solving question about wood construction protection against biological faktors in particular in ralation to reconstruction objects. Partition reconstruction problems,ceiling, chimney reconstruction and renovation.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Miloslav Novotný, CSc.


Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

Student will be able to elaborate a project documentation for design sanitation of the building including constuctively-hygric exploration and biotic exploration. Student is also able to accomplish proposal method for sanitation of the building in relation to realized facts.


Building-physical relation of water transfer in building contruction, building construction theory, mechanical endurance and stability of building construction, drawing building construction by valid rules.


Basic knowledge from subjects building construction, physics relating to construction, load-bearing construction and structural mechanics.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Using audiovisual equipment in the course lectures, practical demonstrations of measuring devices in the field of reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings.

Forms and criteria of assessment

For passing this course, attandance, handing in the project and exam are necessary.


Humidity efect on building construction behaviour, causes of rising damp, measure of building construction humidity, building-moisture survey processing, aplication of adittional reduce humidity methods, analysis of action biotic factor on building constructions, desing and realization measure against radon infiltraion into the reconstruction objects.

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. Basic theoretical knowledge of saving technics of building. Causes rising damp of building objects.
2. Humidity transfer in building construction. Humidity measurement methods of building construction.
3. Humidity survey of building objects. Project documentation for saving moisture masonry.
4. Modern mechanical savings methods.
5. Infusion curtain method for saving masonry. Electro-physical methods of saving moisture masonry.
6. Saving methods based on flowing air, saving coat. Methods of bulding measures.
7. Problems with plinth adjustment.
8. Protection of reconstruction objects against radon infiltration.
9. Partition reconstruction. Ceiling reconstruction.
10. Chimney renovation and reconstruction.
11. Adittional anchorage of building construction.
12. Reconstruction of flat roof.
13. Building objects protection against biological factors.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. The assignment of the semester work, selection of the existing object.
2. Focus on the current state.
3.–4. Construction-technical and building-historical survey of the building.
5.–6. Proposal for new use of the object.
7. Suggestion of faults and defects.
8. Moisture rehabilitation project, incl. technological regulation.
9. The project to rehabilitate other faults in the building.
10.–11. Thermal insulation design including calculation.