Course Details

Reconstruction of Building

Academic Year 2024/25

BHB046 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-APS Winter Semester 4th year

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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. Basic notion, life of buildings, analysis of causes clustering and building defects. 2. Surveying of present state of objects. 3. Structural technical and humidity exploration of buildings. 4. Development of building laws in Bohemia and Moravia in relation to using construction systems. 5.Specific principles for reconstruction and modernization object projection. 6. The cracks saving in building objects. 7.Failures of vertical load and unload-bearing structures (walls, poles, pillar,partitions) and their rehabilitation. 8.Additional establishing wall opening, defects of horizontal constructions (lintels and ceiling). 9. Failures and rehabilitations historic constructions (foundation, arches, trusses). 10. Stairs- defects and chances of rehabilitations. Failures and renovation of floors. 11. Causes analysis of moisten construction buildings, humidity transport in constructions. 12.Methods of measurement of moisture construction, modern mechanical rehabilitation methods. 13. Chemical methods of additional water-proofing, electrophysic methods of humidity saving, methods of structural measures.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction to practical classes, conditions for obtaining credits. Individual assignment of the semester work. 2. Building technical survey, field sketch, photographic documentation. 3. Individual fieldwork – survey and measurement of the present state of object, collection of the necessary documents. 4. Technical drawings of the existing state of the chosen object. 5. Design of rehabilitation and reconstruction works of the selected building. Drawing according to the Czech standard ČSN 013406:1987, i.e. “coloured drawing”. 6. Individual assignment focused on the reconstruction works of vertical structures (newly created openings) or horizontal structures (reconstruction of roof truss, foundations, staircases, etc.). Elaboration of technological process, scheme of the various stages, incl. structural details. 7. Consultation lesson. 8. Drawing of rehabilitation and reconstruction works according to the Czech standard ČSN EN ISO 7518 (ČSN 01 3439), i.e. “black and white drawing”. 9. Consultation lesson. 10. Project of rehabilitation of damp masonry – documentation of the existing state of the object with the marking of moisture failures. Moisture survey of the chosen building. 11. Project of rehabilitation of damp masonry - concept for rehabilitation: method selection for the rehabilitation of the chosen object, drawing of the suitably selected rehabilitation method in the project documentation, technological process of work performed. 12. Consultation lesson. 13. Semester work submission and final assessment.