Course Details

Optimization of Building Materials Use

Academic Year 2024/25

NJA041 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIM Winter Semester 2nd year

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5 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 into problems of building products use optimization. 2. Problems of quality control and description of general properties of building materials and building structures. 3. The process of optimization – mathematical model. 4. Demanded technical properties of building materials and building structures. Durability of building materials – general principles. 5. Vertical building structures. 6. Horizontal building structures. 7. Roof structures. 8. Surface treatment of building structures. 9. Products for external surfaces and external draining. 10. Environment, the problems of building material recycling. Energetic demands of building structures.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction, introduction to the practice and the conditions for granting credit. 2. Examples of optimization, multi-criteria optimization problem formulation. 3. Formulation of multiobjective tasks with the relevant performance requirements of building materials. 4. Decomposition of objectives, setting the objective function and restrictive conditions. 5. Build decision-making matrix, calculating the weighting of the criteria. 6. Decision making under conditions of uncertainty, the application of Bayes' criteria. 7. Saatyho solution matrix method of quantitative pairwise comparison. 8. Other ways of solving matrix optimization matrix. 9. Assessment of the results, verify the applicability of building materials for the intended purpose. 10. Check individual assignments students and credit.