Course Details

Testing and Technology

Academic Year 2024/25

BIA002 course is part of 3 study plans

BPC-SI / VS Winter Semester 2nd year

BKC-SI Winter Semester 2nd year

BPA-SI Winter Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


5 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. Division of concrete types. Concrete components. Concrete composition, methods of calculation. 2. Rheology of fresh concrete. Processing of fresh concrete, formwork system and molds. Compaction of fresh concrete. 3. Hardening of concrete, accelerated hardening of concrete, concreting in winter, curing of concrete. 4. Mechanical properties of concrete, deformational characteristics, water tightness, permeability. Durability of concrete. 5. General and theoretical principles of silicate production. 6. Introduction - overview of testing methods. 7. Measurement of selected properties of building materials. 8. Tensometry. 9. Electroacoustic methods. 10. Dynamic and static moduli of elasticity of concrete. 11. Load tests. 12. Radon. 13. Radiometry in building construction.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introductory laboratory practice. 2. Design of concrete composition. 3. Manufacture of concrete according to prescribed composition. 4. Tests on raw and adapted materials. 5. Tests on burned silicate fragments. 6. Quality control of concrete. 7. Tensometric measurement of stress of the material of construction. 8. Dynamic moduli of elasticity. 9. Static moduli of concrete. 10. Study load test of a bridge model. 11. Determination of radon content. 12. Radiometric determination of volume mass and moisture. 13. Final summary, credit.