Course Details

Modern building materials

NIB011 course is part of 3 study plans

Ing. full-t. program NPC-SIS compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 4 credits

Ing. full-t. program NPA-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 4 credits

Ing. combi. program NKC-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 4 credits

Specifying the requirements for maintenance, repair and reconstruction from the point of view of used materials. Evaluation of data obtained by diagnostic methods for materials choice. Checking of materials properties with certificate tests. Theoretic essentials of composite materials (particles and fibre composites). Polymer-cement mortars and concrete, impregnation of concretes. Permanent elastic mastics, their use and their significance in construction. Glues of building materials and technology of joints. Hydro-insulating materials and technology, additional thermal insulation. Preservation and replacement of reinforcement in reinforced concretes. Dispersed reinforcement, wirecutted concrete, self-compacting concretes. Materials for re-development technologies of reinforced constructions. Seminary paper with individual task on choice of materials for re-development technology.

Course Guarantor

Ing. Jaromír Láník, Ph.D.


Institute of Building Testing

Learning outcomes

Get an overview of modern building materials.
Knowledge of laboratory testing of materials.
Knowledge and insight in the diagnostic methods of materials.
Test procedures of different diagnostic methods.
Orientation in the appropriateness of the reconstruction process in the exchange of materials.


The skill of the combined use of the knowledge of sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics) on a secondary school level, the ability to use knowledge of the subjects of Building materials and Building mechanics, the knowledge of the statistics – methodology of the selection and optimization.
In case of the subject given in English, the intermediate level of written and spoken English is required.


1. Basic knowledge of structural mechanics.
2. Knowledge of the science of construction materials.
3. Knowledge of testing and technology in construction.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory. In the study are drawn from the exercise protocols.

Forms and criteria of assessment

1. Attendance to exercise.
2. Active participation in exercises.
3. Submission of laboratory protocols.
4. Successful completion of the final written test.


The grasp of new materials, used in the present building practice and for the reconstruction of buildings and constructions, the familiarization of the students with some progressive technologies of the reconstruction of the worn-out parts or whole constructions, the skill of the right selection, optimization and use of construction materials, potentially of reconstruction techniques.

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, 10 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Polymers.
2. Theoretical basics of composite materials.
3. Particle composites.
4. Concrete division by matrix material.
5. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete (PCC).
6. Mortars and concretes with polymer matrix.
7. One- or multi-layered fibre composites with short or long fibre.
8. Wood defects. Repairing and reconstructions.
9. Fillers. Division by reological properties.
10. Glue technology.


2 hours/week, 10 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Introduction, requirements for credit.
2. Tests surface adhesion, production samples.
3. Tensile tests of mechanical and chemical anchors, production samples.
4. Strengthening by external bonded systems, production samples.
5. Load test ceiling ceramic panel HURDIS.
6. Testing of samples of surface adhesion.
7. Testing samples of mechanical and chemical anchors.
8. Testing of samples with the applied external reinforcement.
9. Statistical evaluation of the test results, the theoretical foundations.
10. Statistical evaluation of test results in the computer lab.