Course Details

Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 1

Academic Year 2024/25

NHB047 course is part of 3 study plans

NPA-SIS Summer Semester 1st year

NKC-SIS Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIS Summer Semester 1st 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. Compositions of double and tripleroofs, safety waterproofing materials (micro-perforated, micro-porous and monolithic). 2. Thermal insulations of pitched roofs including materials based on thermal radiation reflectivity. 3. Roofing of sheet metal (smooth, sinuous, simulative roofing tiles), plastic, bitumen, stone, wood (boards, shingles), thatch, solar and exotic. 4. Pitched roof designing in mountain regions (securing of pitches roofs against snow slide and upward wind lift). Green pitched roofs. 5. Waterproof layers of flat roofs by bituminous felts (bitumen, bearing infill, surface finish) and their use. 6. Waterproof layers of flat roofs by plastic foils (thermoplastic, elastomer, thermoplastic-elastomer) their use and laying technology. Solar foils. Spread waterproof layer. 7. Ways of flat roof stabilization against the upward wind lift (sticking, stabilization layers, mechanical anchoring). 8. Roof terraces and traffic roofs (parking lots, heliports). Design principles, details. 9. Green roofs. Types of vegetation, design principles, details. 10. Reconstructions of flat roofs.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Specifying of the flat roof - dewatering the study-plan 1:200. 2.–3. Ground plan and cut single skin flat roof 1:50. 4.–5. Two variants compositions single skin flat-roof material specifications. 6.–7. Details at 1:10 the attic, roof drain, dilation, various compositions. 8. Drainage and composition of roof double-shell. 9. Practical demonstration of implementation of waterproofing layers of flat roofs. 10. Two variants of double-shell roof compositions of various trims.