Course Details

Failures and Reconstruction

Academic Year 2024/25

BHB013 course is part of 3 study plans

BPC-SI / S Summer Semester 4th year

BKC-SI Summer Semester 4th year

BPA-SI Summer Semester 4th year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction to the subject, terminology, durability and life-span of buildings. 2. Surveying of existing state in buildings. 3. Fundamental surveys in buildings – technical survey, historical and architectural survey (preliminary consideration of building defects and deficiencies – visual exploration), Development of building industry law in Bohemia and Moravia since the second half of the 19th century. 4. Design regulations for the project documentation of building reconstruction and renovation . 5. Cracks in building constructions – characteristics of cracks (active and passive crack defects, tension, compression or shear cracks , etc.) causes of cracks in building constructions and ways their rehabilitation. 6. Defects of vertical structures (columns, load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, partitions) and their rehabilitations. 7. Openings in vertical structures, supports and bracing for rehabilitation processes. 8. Defects of horizontal constructions - the first part (lintels, girders, floor structures, wooden beam floor structures) and ways of their rehabilitation. Defects of horizontal constructions - the second part (vaults, floor constructions) – types, defects, rehabilitation. 9. Staircases – main defects and failures, repair possibilities. Foundation structures – failures, ways of rehabilitation, enlargement of width and depth of existing foundations. 10. Defects and failures of saddle roofs – causes, rehabilitation, attic extensions and superstructures. 11. Summary.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Preparation of the building subject a suitable for reconstruction. 2. Building-technical and building-historical research of the building. 3-4. Taking measure and drawing current state of the object. 5-6. Individual entering of the building reconstruction the given object. 7-10. Design and drawing of adaptation or modernisation object. 11. Final consultation and elaboration submission to the credit.