Course Details

Saving and Building Adaptation

Academic Year 2024/25

NHB042 course is part of 4 study plans

NPA-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

NKC-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

NPC-MI Winter Semester 1st year

NPC-SIS Winter Semester 1st 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. Basic theoretical knowledge of saving technics of building. Causes rising damp of building objects. 2. Humidity transfer in building construction. Humidity measurement methods of building construction. 3. Humidity survey of building objects. Project documentation for saving moisture masonry. 4. Modern mechanical savings methods. 5. Infusion curtain method for saving masonry. Electro-physical methods of saving moisture masonry. 6. Saving methods based on flowing air, saving coat. Methods of bulding measures. 7. Problems with plinth adjustment. 8. Protection of reconstruction objects against radon infiltration. 9. Partition reconstruction. Ceiling reconstruction. 10. Chimney renovation and reconstruction. 11. Adittional anchorage of building construction. 12. Reconstruction of flat roof. 13. Building objects protection against biological factors.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. The assignment of the semester work, selection of the existing object. 2. Focus on the current state. 3.–4. Construction-technical and building-historical survey of the building. 5.–6. Proposal for new use of the object. 7. Suggestion of faults and defects. 8. Moisture rehabilitation project, incl. technological regulation. 9. The project to rehabilitate other faults in the building. 10.–11. Thermal insulation design including calculation.