Course Details

Diploma Seminar (S-PST)

NHB043 course is part of 3 study plans

Ing. full-t. program NPC-SIS compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 3 credits

Ing. full-t. program NPA-SIS compulsory Summer Semester 1st year 3 credits

Ing. combi. program NKC-SIS compulsory Summer Semester 1st year 3 credits

In the course of the seminar, the student will prepare a part of the project documentation for the specified building of the public building. When designing the project documentation, emphasis is placed on arranging the disposition of the object to be solved in connection with the operating conditions and the design of a suitable structural system of the building including the assessment of the stability of the supporting structures. As part of the design of the public construction, the student also deals with fire safety, building protection, noise protection and energy saving. The design of the student object demonstrates the ability to synthesize the information he has acquired in the previous objects of building construction, both layout, structural, architectural, but also graphical in drawing his design according to valid standards. By design of the structural system and structural elements the student also uses the information obtained in the specialized subjects dealing with the design of the bearing structural elements of the object being solved. Outputs (drawings) are completed in CAD programs. After completing the diploma seminar, the student is able to work independently on his / her thesis work and subsequently in the building practice.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Karel Šuhajda, Ph.D.


Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

The aim of the Diploma Seminar is to prepare the student for the next course of the subject of the Project in the 2nd year of study of the follow-up master's program and for the elaboration of the diploma thesis. The student develops a volume study of the assigned public works. For the selected building, it develops floor plans, one characteristic section, views, a modular 3D diagram of the load-bearing construction system and the situation of the building. The graphical part will be supplemented by a text part in the form of the Technical Report to the building part.


The prerequisite for graduating are theoretical knowledge of building structures overview and the ability to combine knowledge from previous courses Civil Engineering, Science buildings, concrete and masonry structures, technological structures, wooden buildings, Building Physics and Building Materials.


It is assumed theoretical construction and design overview and the ability to combine knowledge from previous study to the composition of an optimal building design as a whole.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Student is guided to individual work. Utilizes basic knowledge obtained by studying of building constructions, catalogs from the manufacturers of building materials and products and follow the instructions and consultation with the teacher. Consultation and defence of suggestions.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Evaluation criterion is the the effectiveness of solutions, its application, a graphical treatise of the documentation, individual approach to the assignment and its rationale for choosing the appropriate method of solution. Student gets a course credit on following regular of consultation and elaboration of individual attachments.


Aim of the course Diploma seminar is to prepare students for further continuation of the course project CH06 Specialized (S-PST) in the winter semester of 2nd year master's degree program for the processing of the thesis.

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, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. The proposal of studies.
2. Assessment of suitable variants.
3.–6. Drawing up floor plans, M 1:100.
7. Modular coordination of bearing structures.
8.–9. The cuts, M 1:100.
10. Views in M 1:100.
11. The situation, M 1:200.
12. Technical report.
13. Surrender of the work.