Building materials II

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Course Unit Code223-0053/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites
PrerequisitiesCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit Title
223-0057Building materials I
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
DAN159Ing. Jana Daňková, Ph.D.
KHE0007Ing. Filip Khestl, Ph.D.
The course follows the the subject of Building Materials I. It focuses on selected major groups of modern building materials such as waterproofing materials, thermal insulation and acoustic insulation materials, light building materials, refractory materials, composite materials, coating systems, etc. Attention is also paid to the use of advanced nanotechnology in the building construction and use of secondary raw materials and waste for the production of building materials.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The goal is to give students a comprehensive overview of the properties, method of manufacture, processing and use of these materials in construction. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in evaluation of physical and mechanical properties of major groups of building materials in the design and composition of building materials and choice of materials for use in building construction.
Course Contents
First Insulation Materials I - insulation against water and gases
Second Insulation Materials II - Thermal and sound insulating materials
Third Insulation Wood and Wooden materials for structures
4th Lightweight concrete and mortar
5th Cement non mortars and concretes - geopolymers, bituminous concrete, plastobetony
6th Materials for the reinforcement of concrete, metals, plastics, fibers and graphite biovlákna
7th refractories
8th Composite materials
9th Paints, adhesives and sealants
10th Nanoparticles in building materials
11th Stabilization materials and grout materials
12th Secondary raw materials and wastes I. - ash and slag
13th Secondary raw materials and waste II. - Construction waste, waste rock, dust, recycled
14th Quality control and testing of building materials
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Svoboda, L. a kol.: Building materials. - Jaga, Bratislava, 2004, 471 s.(in Czech)
Bajza, A., Rouseková, I.: Technology of concrete. - Jaga, Bratislava, 2006, 190 s.(in Slowak)
Aïtcin, P.-C.: High - performance concrete. – Informační centrum ČKAIT, 2005.(in Czech, orig. in English)
Seidel, F. Architecture materials: concrete. Koln: Evergreen, 2008, 257p.
Smith, G.B.: Green nanotechnology: solutions for sustainability and energy in the built environment. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011, 447p.
Svoboda, L. a kol.: Stavební hmoty. - Jaga, Bratislava, 2004, 471 s.
Adámek, J. a kol.: Stavební materiály – Učební texty VUT v Brně, 1997.
Tobolka, Z., Svoboda, L.: Stavební izolace 1,2: materiály. -ČVUT, Praha, 1994, 66 s.
Bajza, A., Rouseková, I.: Technológia betónu. - Jaga, Bratislava, 2006, 190 s.
Aïtcin, P.-C.: Vysokohodnotný beton. – Informační centrum ČKAIT, 2005.
Hanykýř, V., Kutzendörfer, J.: Technologie keramiky. - Silikátový svaz a Vega, s.r.o., 2000, 287 s.
Pytlík, P.: Cihlářství. - VUT Brno, CERM, s.r.o. Brno, 1995, 264s.
Pytlík, P., Sokolář, R.: Stavební keramika, technologie, vlastnosti a využití. - CERM, s.r.o., Brno, 2002, 285 s.
Recommended Reading:
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit35 18
        ExaminationExamination65 16