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Diagnostics and Surveying of Hist. Buildings

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Branch of study:Erasmus (ERA)
Type of study:Bachelor
Type of course:Facultative
Main lecturer:doc.Ing. Eva Burgetová, CSc.


Course sets out key consideratons and implications which require structure assessment. The course provides an objective framework and  methodical and systematic approach to surveying


1.Principles and procedures of structural diagnosis, preliminary and comprehensive survey, standards, codes
2.Investigation kits
3.Site inspections, laboratory tests (methodology, criteria, observation)
4.Agents causing deterioration of building materials (role of external forces, instability and deficiency of structures)
5.Historic Survey
6.Inspection of masonry
7.Inspection of timber structures
8.Inspection of foundation, hydrogeology
9.Moisture survey, inspection of indoor air quality
10.Identification of dpc and dpm
11.Content of the report, conclusions, evaluation of building state
12.-13. Survey of significant historical monuments, case studies


1] Hollis M.: Surveying Buildings, RICS Boks 2007
[2] Assessment of Traditional Housing, BRE Watford, 2001

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