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Department of Building Construction I

The employees of the department teach the subjects Building Construction and Building Materials. Furthermore, they participate as consultants in the instruction in studios. The department also acts as a guarantor of the subjects Geology and Geodesy.

The main subject of interest is an analysis of individual construction subsystems (load-bearing structures, the construction completion), primarily in the 20th century and in the present, though with an emphasis on the roots of these techniques in a historical context. The courses show modern developments in the field of designing civil engineering structures and buildings with regard to the construction principles, structural physics, organisation construction and also on the energy efficiency of buildings. This is based on the long-term practical experience of the pedagogical team in the design and construction of buildings and the processing of research tasks in various areas.

Practical exercises, during which the students encounter the discussed constructions in individually assigned tasks, build on the lectures. On the master’s level, the exercises are usually replaced with the processing of seminar work on an assigned theme.

The workers of the institute are engaged in some professional organisations (Czech School Inspection, Czech Chamber of Authorised Engineers and Technicians active in Construction, Association of Energy Specialists, etc.) and they are involved in the resolution of project tasks or expert activities in practice. To this end, the activities of Associate Professor Kutnar and Ing. Novotný in the area of waterproofing are significant, as are those of Professor Pavlík and Ing. Marek concerning BIM (a methodology of organising project work) and Associate Professor Daňkovský in the area of the design and testing of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB).

Staff of the Institute are working on interesting author projects: Ing. Jan Hlavín - architectural study of the use of the house No. 1 in Milevsko for the municipal library, ground plan of the first floor.
Ing. Jan Hlavín - architectural study of the use of the house No. 1 in Milevsko for the municipal library, ground plan of the first floor, cross section.
Pedagogue of the Department of Civil Engineering I Ing. Marek Pavlas took part in a design competition for a garden with a cemetery at the Chapel of St. Wenceslas in Prague-Suchdol; overall situation.

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