Course Details

Building Materials and Geology

Academic Year 2024/25

BIA011 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-APS Summer Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction to building materials. 2. Aggregate, building rock and rock products. 3. Binders and mortar. 4. Concrete and concrete products I. 5. Concrete and concrete products II. 6. Silicates and silicate products. 7. Steel, metals and non-ferrous metals. 8. Polymers, mastics and adhesives, etc. 9. Timber, timber products and construction. 10. Geology I – Fundamentals of petrography. 11. Geology II – The effect of internal and external geological forces. 12. Geology III – Geological action of water and groundwater. 13. Geology IV – Assessment of ground soil for construction.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction to laboratory practice. 2.–3. Testing of aggregates for construction purposes. 4.–5. Testing of mortars and binders. 6. Testing of hardened concrete. 7. Testing of brickmaking products. 8. Testing of building steel. 9. Testing of polymers. 10. Testing of timber. 11.–12. Geology. 13. Overall summary, credit.