Course Details

Selected Topics in Building Materials Engineering

Academic Year 2024/25

DJB043 course is part of 4 study plans

DKA-S Summer Semester 1st year

DPA-S Summer Semester 1st year

DKC-S Summer Semester 1st year

DPC-S Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



8 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment


Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective


1. Structure and properties of building materials and elements, their classification. Development trends in building materials technology and in building technologies. 2. Service life of building materials from their production till buildings rehabilitation and clearance, technical and environmental demands on products, importance of building materials design in structures and their failures. 3. Management systems for securing building materials quality, legislative demands. 4. Raw materials conditions of building materials manufacturers in the Czech Republic, processing of secondary raw materials, recycling. 5. Aggregates, lightweight concrete and cellular concrete. 6. Technology and properties of classical binders, their utilization. 7. Mortars and concrete - control of their properties. 8. Ceramic materials, their properties and utilization of ceramic products. 9. Plastic materials and their utilization in building industry. 10. Types of composite materials. Particle and fiber composites, fiber types and matrices. Influence of structure on composite properties. 11. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete. 12. Service life of building materials and elements following the wear degree, mechanical and microstructure changes, testing methods. 13. Concrete corrosion, classification of materials according to their durability, methods of building materials durability determination and protection possibilities. Materials for building structures rehabilitation.