Course Details

Introduction to the Traditional Building Handicraft

Academic Year 2024/25

BGA031 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-APS Winter Semester 3rd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment


Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Short development of building trades and their position from the very beginning to close 19th century, relation between industrial production and crafts, renewal of building trades in 19th century. 2. Craftsmanship, material, instruments and machinery, technologies. Man and environment. 3. Wood Science, macro and micro structure of wood, wood defects, hygroscopy and drying of wood, conditions of durability, appropriate application of wood, recognition of sorts of wood. 4. Carpentry – material, technology, special branches, construction of structural work of the building. 5. Carpentry and joinery – mutual comparison of manufacturing, building joinery works. 6. Joinery – technology, cabinetmaking, turners, carvers. 7. Bricklaying and stonework – mutual comparison, historical development, material, instruments and tools, bricks and brickmaking. 8. Bricklaying and stonework – building constructions and technologies. 9. Bricklaying and surface of constructions – plasters, stucco, patent stone, painting, tiling, mosaic. 10. Bricklaying and stonework – floor and paving, materials, instruments, technologies. 11. Roofs and tinsmith´s workshop – materials, tools, technologies. 12. Smithery and metalworking – comparison of the work of smith, locksmith, girdler. Materials, tools, technologies. 13. Stove building – fire, oven, fireplace, stove.