Course Details

Diagnostics of Buildings Constructions (E)

Academic Year 2024/25

NIB017 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIE Winter Semester 1st year

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Language of instruction



4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Assessment of existing structures. 2. Overview of modern diagnostic methods. 3. Evaluation of properties of concrete in structures. 4.–5. Non-Destructive and Destructive Methods of Testing Concrete in Structures. 6.–7. Methods for location of the reinforcement - electromagnetic, radiation, GPR. 8.–9. Diagnostics of brick masonry and stone structures 10.–11. Diagnostics of wooden and steel structures. 12. Monitoring of Cracks. 13. Excursion – demonstration of diagnostics.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1.–2. Assignment of the seminar work, proposal of diagnostics of reinforced concrete or brick construction. 3.–4. Non-destructive testing of concrete – homogenity, indicators of reinforcement. 5.–6. Testing of cores, the characteristic compressive strength of concrete. 7.–8. Radar method (GPR), radiation defectoscopy. 9.–10. Testing of brick masonry. 11.–12. Presentation of seminar papers. 13. Credit.