Course: Basis of Ground and Engineer Buildings

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Course title Basis of Ground and Engineer Buildings
Course code KKM/ZPIS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Brázda Pavel, Ing.
Course content
1. Division of buildings on land and engineering according to their function 2. General principles for site selection and earthworks realization. Foundations and waterproofing isolations 3. Construction systems, vertical and horizontal load-bearing structures 4. Partitions, Perimeter non-load-bearing walls, Fillings of holes 5. Stairs, Elevators 6. Surface Treatment, Floors, Ceilings 7. Roofing of buildings - flat and sloping roofs 8. Technical equipment of buildings 9. Basic insight into engineering structures - water management structures 10. Basic insight into engineering structures - roads 11. Basic insight into engineering structures - bridges and tunnels 12. Introducing the AutoCAD drawing program 13. Creating and reading drawings, working with documentation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Projection, Graphic and art activities
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the teaching subject is to acquire the basic understanding of designing and building of ground and engineer buildings and to clarify the difference between them. Further, to create conditions for a practical cooperation with civil engineers; to teach how to work with building documentations of different forms, notations and elaborations.
Students will acquire complex knowledge about building structures, their mutual interaction and will be able to elaborate basic building drawings.
Basic knowledge of building materials and structures, knowledge of the basic terms used in the design of buildings, ability to work independently, ability to make electronic or classical drawings.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Seminar work

Requirements for credit: attending exercises, elaboration of tasks and drawings Requirements for exam: pass a written test (min. 50%)
Recommended literature
  • Croft, D. Guidelines for rural road marking and delineation. Wellington: Land Transport Division, Ministry of Transport, 1992. ISBN 0477052886.
  • Hájek, V., Novák, L., Šmejcký, J. Konstrukce pozemních staveb 30. Praha, ČVUT, 2002. ISBN 80-01-02506-3.
  • Kaun, M., Lehovec, F. Pozemní komunikace 20. Praha, ČVUT, 2004. ISBN 80-01-0287-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Land Adjustment and Real Estate Trade (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer