Course Details

Traditional Building Trades

Academic Year 2024/25

BGB039 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-APS Summer Semester 3rd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Relation and cooperation between architect and craftsman in the history and present. Elements of creativity. Optimal use of resources. From an idea to the reality. Method of creative work. 2. Guidance by the historical work of our predecessors - method of documentation of realized work, analysis of used materials and technologies, value of work in terms of craftsmanship and social impact. 3. Documentation of building trades according to the individual fields. Common theme as a model example and subsequent analysis (material, construction, technology). 4. Interpretation of the essence of semestral work and methodology of individual analysis. Clarification of the study intention. 5. Analysis of realized examples, documents and data. 6. Analysis of realized examples, documents and data. 7. Relationship between crafts and environment - influence of the state of society, supply and demand. 8. The origin, development, prosperity, decline and extinction of crafts, guarantees of craftsmanship. 9. Methods of documentation of construction work and detail in history and today. 10. Creative intelligence. Creative hand. The ability to perceive the links - understand and evaluate. Personal values. 11. Excursion to selected crafts workplace. 12. Excursion to selected crafts workplace. 13. Joint discussion and evaluation of acquired knowledge and results of the individual work.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Determination of the theme of the seminar work 2.-11. Consultations and continuous assessment 12. Presentation of the work in the seminar group 13. Final evaluation