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Building Construction Design

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Course Unit Code030-0063/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MYN03Ing. Miroslav Mynarz, Ph.D.
The course is focuses on assessment of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures according to Eurocodes with orientation on the ultimate limit state and to introduce students with professional software for design structures.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The course focuses on the evaluation of building structures according to Eurocodes standards on the ultimate limit state. The purpose of this course is to introduce students with the problems of loading, design and dimensioning of load-bearing structures. Students learn the principles of the theory and design a comprehensive and consistent information about problems of design of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures. In this course the student also has the opportunity to acquire basic skills at work with professional software applications used in computer modeling of building structures
Course Contents
1. Load and environmental effects on buildings. Idealization of the load reflected in the standards. Characteristic load values. Constant load, variable (utility). Modeling the effects of static load. Combining the effects of static load. The effects of local load (on each part) and global (for construction as a whole).
2. Variable loads (wind, snow), extreme - for information. Modeling the effects of static load. Dynamic loading - principles (information).
3. Fundaments, history and use of concrete, basics of reliability and limit states. Physical and mechanical properties of concrete, working diagrams, interaction between concrete and reinforcement.
4. Design bended members. Slab, beam.
5. Structural Reinforcement bended and compression members. 6. Advantages and disadvantages of steel structures. Application of the steel structure construction. Physical and mechanical properties of steels. Technological properties of steels. Types of steel members in construction. Steel assortment. Basis of theory and reliability of steel structures. 7. Advantages and disadvantages of timber structures. Application of timber structures in the construction industry. Physical and mechanical properties of timber -based materiále. Timber assortment.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Handbook 1 - Basis of structural design. Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Prague, 2004.
Handbook 3 – Actions effects for buildings. Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Prague, 2005.
Martin, L. H., Purkiss, J.A. Concrete Design to EN 1992, Elsevier, 2006.
Studnička, J., Holický, M.: Ocelové konstrukce 20 - Zatížení staveb, ČVUT
Praha, 1998
Procházka, J., Bradáč, J. a kol.: Betonové konstrukce - Příklady navrhování
podle Eurocode 2, Procon Praha, 1997
Bradáč, J.: Betonové konstrukce 1. část: Dimenzování prvků betonových
konstrukcí, VŠB Ostrava, 1997
Studnička, J., Macháček J.: Ocelové konstrukce 20, ČVUT Praha, 2002
Wald, F.: Prvky ocelových konstrukcí - příklady podle Eurokódů, ČVUT Praha, 2000
Studnička, J., Medřický, V.: Ocelové a dřevěné konstrukce 10, ČVUT Praha, 2001
Kuklík, P., Kuklíková, A.: Dřevěné konstrukce 1, ČVUT Praha, 1999

Recommended Reading:
Ambrose, J. E.: Simplified Design of Masonry Structures. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991
Silva, L.S. et al.: Design of steel structures, 2010 ISBN (ECCS) 978-92-9147-098-3, ISBN (Ernst & Sohn) 978-3-433-02973-2.
Tichý, M.: Zatížení stavebních konstrukcí, SNTL Praha, 1987
Procházka, J., Krátký, J.: Navrhování betonových konstrukcí podle Eurocode 2,
Studnička, J.: Ocelové konstrukce I, ČVUT Praha, 1998ČVUT Praha, 1995
Kuklík, P., Kuklíková, A.: Dřevěné konstrukce 10 - příklady navrhování, ČVUT
Praha, 2000
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Project work
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 evaluationCredit40 (40)0
                ProjectProject30 0
                Written examWritten test10 0
        ExaminationExamination60 (60)0
                OralOral examination60 0