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Latest reviewed editorial research papers in the field of building services engineering

Heating

Zkušenosti s provozem tepelných čerpadel: pasivní chlazení

25.4.2022 | Ing. Petr Michal, IVT Tepelná čerpadla s.r.o., Ing. Josef Hodboď, TZB-info, obor Vytápění
I zemní kolektor může odvést část nežádoucího tepla při pasivním chlazení (Zdroj: IVT)Heating

Zkušenosti s provozem tepelných čerpadel: zanesené kondenzátory a filtrace

18.4.2022 | Ing. Petr Michal, IVT Tepelná čerpadla s.r.o., Ing. Josef Hodboď, TZB-info, obor Vytápění
Heating

Výběr tepelného čerpadla podle vstupní a výstupní teploty

11.4.2022 | Ing. Josef Hodboď, TZB-info, obor Vytápění
Ventilating and Air-Conditioning

Evaluation of the Impact of Heat Loss by Natural Ventilation from the Point of View of Energy Efficiency

31.1.2022 | doc. Ing. Zuzana Straková, PhD., STU v Bratislave, Stavebná fakulta, Katedra TZB
Ventilation infiltration in the form of leaking windows, doors is associated with unwanted heat leakage in cold periods. The size of the leakage depends on both the intensity of ventilation and the amount of energy contained in the air. The calculation should include not only the specific heat capacity of the dry air, but also the energy contained in the water vapor in the air.
Ventilating and Air-Conditioning

Indoor Environmental Quality of Apartments Units in Different Stages of Interior Construction

24.1.2022 | Ing. Katarína Harčárová, Ústav environmentálneho inžinierstva, Stavebná fakulta, Technická univerzita v Košiciach
The presented paper deals with the evaluation of the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in two apartment units in different stages of interior construction - in the initial state and in the final state of a completely furnished apartment. The results of IEQ monitoring confirmed the minimal differences between an unfurnished apartment and a fully furnished apartment in terms of thermal-humidity microclimate. The average particulate matter concentrations of the two representative fractions (PM2.5 and PM10) were higher for apartment in the initial state. On the contrary, higher concentrations of total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) were recorded in the case of a furnished apartment. The legislative limit for PM10 (50 µg/m3) and the maximum recommended Mølhave value (200 µg/m3) for TVOC were exceeded several times in both apartments. In the case of unfurnished apartment, workers are exposed not only to increased concentrations of TVOC, but also to increased concentrations of PM, and should therefore pay attention to the protection and safety of health at work. More detailed monitoring aimed at identifying and determining the target VOCs showed the presence of xylenes and ethylbenzene in the indoor air of an unfurnished apartment. In addition to xylenes and ethylbenzene, toluene was present in the furnished apartment. Concentrations of these compounds were below legislative limits, except for ethylbenzene, for which no legislative limits are set. It follows from the above that further surface treatment and furnishing of the apartment contributes to increasing the level of VOCs in the indoor environment.
Termální lázně Malé Bielice, foto D.Kopačková redakceWater and Drainage

What Are the Possibilities of Using Swimming Pool Wastewater Heat?

1.5.2022 | Ing. Anna Predajnianska, Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Stavebná fakulta, Katedra technických zariadení budov
Thermal baths in Slovakia are producers of wastewater, which have considerable enegry potential. Wastewater often exceeds the maximum temperature that can be discharged to the recipient without harming the environment. In many cases, this requirement is not met, and swimming pool operators must face sanctions for environmental pollution. The aim of the paper is to present the possibilities of using the energy potential of wastewater, which would ensure its required temperature.
Water and Drainage

RainPRAGUE – the Tools for Effective and Safe Management of Rainwater in Prague City

10.4.2022 | Ing. Petr Fučík, Ph.D., Ing. Tomáš Hejduk, Ph.D., Ing. Štěpán Marval, Mgr. Antonín Zajíček, Ph.D., Výzkumný ústav meliorací a ochrany půdy Praha, Ing. Radek Roub, Ph.D., Ing. Luděk Bureš, Ph.D., Ing. Lenka Pavlíčková, Ph.D.,, Ing. Petra Sychová, Ph.D., Fakulta životního prostředí, Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze
This paper introduces the results of the project „Tools for effective and safe management of rainwater in Prague city – RainPRAGUE”. Achieved results show the options for higher living standards for inhabitants in urbanised area of Prague city regarding to current and expected trends in climatic change. The project consists of three concepts. The concept 1 was focused on effective management of rainwaters in the urban area of Prague vicinity. Concept 2 was focused on WEB-GIS-based software that will be used to manage emergency hydrological situations on watercourses within the area of Prague city. It will help to prevent and protect the resident population, property and the environment against negative impacts of flash floods. Concept 3 was aimed to develop of WEB-GIS-based software that can assist in delineation of areas with heightened risk of surface runoff, erosion and sediment/pollutant as well as undue drainage runoff. The WEB-GIS is located on the following link (https://rainprague.vumop.cz/).
Water and Drainage

Sensitivity Analysis of the Software AREBA for Simulation Dam Breaching Due to Internal Erosion

27.2.2022 | Ing. Stanislav Kotaška, VUT Brno, Ústav vodních staveb
One of the causes of earth fill dam failure are internal erosion. To simulate these phenomena, a number of software are available to calculate the failure of an earth fill dams due to overtopping or due to internal erosion. For this purpose, software (SW) A Rapid Embankment Breach Analysis (AREBA) was chosen, for which a one-way sensitivity analysis was performed. The paper aims to understand the key geotechnical parameters input to the SW AREBA and their influence on the dam breach hydrogram, the size of the breach and also on the time characteristics. The most sensitive parameters influencing the outputs are the Manning´s roughness coefficient and the erodibility coefficient. These two parameters should be varied by the Monte-Carlo method in the AREBA.
Water and Drainage

Propojování vodárenských soustav jako efektivní řešení pro zajištění kvalitního zdroje vody

14.2.2022 | Ing. Štěpán Zrostlík, Ph.D., Ing. Tomáš Hejduk, Ph.D., Výzkumný ústav meliorací a ochrany půdy, v.v.i., Ing. Pavlína Hejduková, Ph.D., Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Fakulta ekonomická
The security of drinking water provision is generally at a high level in the Czech Republic. However, in smaller municipalities (up to 1.000 inhabitants) there is higher risk of occurrence problems with the drinking water supplies. An opportunity for improving drinking water supply at the scale of smaller municipalities is the interconnection of water supply systems. This paper is focused on the development of a proposal for linking two separate water supply systems. This proposal includes the creation of a branch tap line as a water source for the locality with predominantly usage of individual or local water sources. The proposal was considered in the context of the operational scenarios and the probability of water demand at the area of interest. Technical and economic aspects of the proposed water system interconnection are introduced in this paper.
Renewable Energy

Nové způsoby hašení lithiových baterií a jejich zkoušení

19.5.2022 | plk. Ing. Jan Karl, vedoucí oddělení výzkumu a vývoje a zkušební laboratoře TÚPO
Renewable Energy

Assessment of Building in Terms of Carbon Footprint and Circular Economy

17.2.2022 | Ing. Jana Budajová, Ing. Silvia Vilčekvá, PhD., doc. Ing. Peter Mésároš, PhD., Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Stavebná fakulta, Ústav pozemného stavitelstva
The construction industry is the primary source of environmental impacts, especially the carbon footprint. Life cycle assessment (LCA) as an analytical method is used for quantifying the environmental impact of the investigated residential building. Life cycle costs (LCC) from the point of view of the circular economy create an economic model prioritizing reuse and recycling. The aim of this paper is to assess the residential building in terms of carbon footprint, using LCA analysis and circular economy, using LCC analysis. The residential building emits 1 756 tons of CO2e , which represents 41.35 kg CO2e/m2/year. The total estimated life cycle cost of the building in nominal terms is 1 694 699.61 €. This is the average total life cycle cost of 1 995.21 €/m2.
Renewable Energy

Návrh fotovoltického zariadenia ako lokálny zdroj pre čistiareň odpadových vôd

11.10.2021 | Ing. Juan José Chávez Fuentes, PhD., Energieteam (PPF-4), Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s.
Based on the analysis of electricity consumption for the operation of the wastewater treatment plant WWTP in the Volkswagen Slovakia complex, the optimal performance of the photovoltaic system was designed to meet the legislative requirement to achieve its own consumption of photovoltaically produced electricity of more than 90%.
Electrical Engineering

Fiber-optic FBG Sensors

25.1.2021 | Ing. Radim Šifta, Ph.D., NETWORK GROUP, s.r.o.
The paper describes special types of fiber optic point sensors based on FBG (Fiber Bragg Grating) and FP (Fabry-Perót) structures. First part of the paper deals with principle of FBG and FP and their exposition. Next part is focused on different types of FBG and FP sensors and principle of interrogation units. Finally practical examples of use are listed.
Electrical Engineering

Fiber Optic Sensors

20.1.2021 | Ing. Radim Šifta, Ph.D., NETWORK GROUP, s.r.o.
The paper deals with special types of sensors that use optical fibers to measure various non-electrical quantities. The introduction describes the principle of light transmission in optical fibers and their applications. Main part is focused on fiber-optic sensors and their dividing. Special attention is paid to the distribution sensory systems and their practical application.
Electrical Engineering

Zásahová činnosť hasičov pri požiaroch alebo dopravných nehodách elektromobilov

7.6.2020 | Ing. Petr Tánczos, PhD., Okresné riaditeľstvo HaZZ v Komárně, Mgr. Bc. Viktória Sláviková, ROBUSTECH Komárno, Ing. Zoltán Tánczos, PhD., Okresné riaditeFstvo HaZZ v Galante, doc. Ing. Mikuláš Monoši, PhD., Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, Fakulta bezpečnostného inžinierstva
Elevators

Provozní prohlídky výtahů

24.8.2015 | Ing. Bohuslav Kratěna, Unie výtahového průmyslu České republiky
Elevators

Poznatky z prověřování (auditu) firem provádějících servis na výtazích

20.7.2015 | Vladimír Hulena, pověřený HK ČR k provádění auditu
CSN 27 4002 2014 Safety rules for lifts - Operation and service of lifts has introduced a new term by an authorized service company. It is the transparency of professional competence companies in servicing elevators, to owners / operators can better decide with whom an agreement that service because it has a major impact on their responsibility to ensure the safe operation of elevators. Therefore, for this situation was the subject of speculation, it was decided to examine service firms independent commissioners, contracted authorizing body, in this case, the Chamber of Commerce, which, when positive evaluation subsequently issue a certificate of authorization, and the company name may Authorized service company use.
VýtahElevators

News in the standards and audits for elevator industry

28.7.2014 | Ing. Jan Dvořák, Ing. Bohuslav Kratěna, Vladimír Hulena, Unie výtahového průmyslu ČR
Union for Elevator Industry summarizes the most important news in the standards and audits, as presented at the seminar Elevators 2014. This includes controversy with a new concept of authorized service company that has been published on our portal in advance.
Zákaz používání výtahu za požáru - výtah neslouží k evakuaci osobElevators

Standards in the projects in terms of fire safety of elevators

21.7.2014 | plk. Ing. Zdeněk Hošek, Ph.D., Ministerstvo vnitra ČR, generální ředitelství Hasičského záchranného sboru ČR
Elevators belong to a very important building services and technologies. For these reasons, they need to pay attention not only in terms of proper technical implementation, but also in terms of fire safety. In particular, fire and evacuation lifts, which are also very important fire safety devices must also meet the stringent technical requirements of fire protection.
Facility management

Valuation Using RTS BIM

28.4.2022 | Ing. Aleš Průcha, VUT FAST Brno
This article deals with valuation using BIM. The aim of this article is to appraise the construction using the BIM model in cost approach. The article deals with the description of BIM implementation and the need for BIM in construction. It contains a description of valuation methods, including the valuation of selected structures by individual methods. The individual methods are compared with the cost approach using RTS BIM.
Facility management

BIM – klady a zápory ve vztahu k efektivní komunikaci

11.4.2022 | Ing. Vlastimil Muroň, Ing. Filip Tomašov, Ing. Vojtěch Vaněk
Facility management

Ukazatel připravenosti budovy pro chytrá řešení a virtuální průkaz energetické náročnosti budovy

6.4.2022 | Ing. Ondřej Horák, ČVUT v Praze, Fakulta stavební, katedra TZB, prof. Ing. Karel Kabele, CSc., ČVUT v Praze, Fakulta stavební, Katedra technických zařízení budov

RECENT REVIEWED EDITORIAL RESEARCH PAPERS IN THE FIELD OF BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING


Heating | Ventilating and Air-Conditioning | Water and Drainage | Renewable Energy | Electrical Engineering | Energetics

Latest reviewed editorial research papers in the field of construction

Shell Construction

True Stress-strain Curve and Its Usage in Fe Simulations

23.5.2022 | Ing. Adam Petrík, doc. Ing. Rudolf Ároch, PhD., Stavebna fakulta STU v Bratislave, Katedra kovových a drevených konštrukcií
Computer simulations require appropriate input data to match the relevant calculated results with those of experiments. The true stress-strain curve suitable for finite element analysis is describing the non-linear behaviour of the steel with a proper relationship from beggining of loading to failure of the test specimen. The pre-peak part of the curve can be easily covered by an analytical method, but the necking part of the curve cannot be described by such a relationship between the normalized and the true stress-strain curves. Simple numerical tensile test of a steel specimen was performed to establish the true stress-strain curve in ANSYS software. Stress and strain from the computer analyses were compared with the results of the experimental tensile test.
Shell Construction

Tubes Imperfections in the Slip Joint

17.5.2022 | Ing. Maroš Mojto, prof. Ing. Ján Brodjansky, PhD., Ing. Tomáš Klass, PhD., Stavebna fakulta STU v Bratislave, Katedra kovových a drevených konštrukcií
This paper deals with geometrical tolerances in the conical hollow tubes used in slip joints. Tubes are circular or polygonal cross-sections. The contribution includes standards concerning the tolerances. Based on the standards the imperfections in experimental specimens are evaluated. It is possible to say that it is not simple to state the shape and the allowed value according to standards. It is also possible to conclude that the experimental specimens include non-considerable imperfections.
Shell Construction

Determination of Experimenal Bearing Capacity Piles

17.4.2022 | Ing. Ján Mihálik, Ing. Filip Gago, PhD., Ing. Martina Buková, Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, Stavebná fakulta, Katedra geotechniky
The article is focused on the evaluation of the static load test of piles by various methods. The aim of the evaluation is to obtain design values of the experimental bearing capacity of the piles. The analysis contains evaluated 10 static load tests performed on large-diameter piles of various lengths, which are located in the same engineering geological district and are made as drilled piles with a casing. Each test is evaluated according to STN 73 1002, according to the Brinch Hansen method 80% criterion and according to the Davisson method of ultimate strength.
Shell Construction

Optimization of the Construction Layers of Green Parking Lot when Using AS-TTE Grassing Blocks

15.4.2022 | Ing. Michal Novotný, VUT Brno, Fakulta stavební, Ústav vodního hospodářství obcí, Ing. Tomáš Chorazy, Ph.D., VUT Brno, Fakulta stavební, Centrum AdMaS
The current way in drainage of roads is the concentration of rainwater in the subsoil of roads, so that rainwater does not drain into the sewer system, but freely infiltrates into the subsoil. The aim of this research is to optimize the structural layers of green parking lots with AS-TTE grassing blocks. During the design of structural layers and new types of materials, will be optimized to allow maximum water infiltration into the subsoil and at the same time keep the requirements for load-bearing capacity of structural layers according to ČSN 72 1006. Laboratory tests will be performed focusing on basic physical and mechanical properties, water permeability and adsorption of oil drips.
Insulation, Roofs, Facades

Realizácia a prvotné výsledky merania extenzívnych vegetačných striech na Žilinskej univerzite

27.4.2022 | Ing. Peter Juráš, PhD., Stavebná fakulta Žilinskej univerzity, Katedra pozemného stavite
Green roofs are considered one of the best ways to eliminate summer overheating, mitigate climate change, or reduce the urban heat island effect. The winter season and its impact on building energy consumption are often overlooked. This paper deals with experimental measurement of the different green roof samples. The impact on the membrane temperatures is analyzed for two green roof and compared with the regular single ply flat roof and with gravel covered one. Initial results are provided for short time period of each seasons. Also the impact of the rain and water retention is showed.
Degradovaná hydroizolace z mPVC na ploché střeše, foto: redakceInsulation, Roofs, Facades

UV degradácia povlakovej krytiny na materiálovej báze m PVC

5.4.2022 | Ing. Jozef Kováč, doc. Ing. et Ing. arch. Milan Palko, PhD., Ing. Angela Kleinová, Stavebná fakulta, STU v Bratislave; Ústav polymérov
The analysis of the UV requirements for coating materials for market placement is a good tool to evaluate their quality parameters. Testing of polymeric materials using fluorescent light sources is feasible according to STN ISO 4892-3. Testing of strength properties is optimally defined by STN EN 12311-2. Infrared spectroscopy belongs to the group of non-destructive analytical methods where the sample under examination is not damaged by the analysis and yet provides information on its composition.
Foto © Ciur a.s.Insulation, Roofs, Facades

Tepelné izolanty na prírodnej materiálovej báze v strechách

24.3.2022 | Ing. et Ing. arch. Barbora Králová, doc. Ing. et Ing. arch. Martin Palko, Ph.D., Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave
Insulation, Roofs, Facades

Vplyv vegetačnej strechy na priebeh povrchových teplôt hydroizolačnej vrstvy v zimnom období

14.3.2022 | doc. Ing. Marián Vertal’ PhD., Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Stavebná fakulta, Fakulta stavební, VUT Brno, prof. Ing. Zuzana Vranayová, PhD., Ing. Alena Vargová, Ing. Katarína Čakyová, PhD., MBA, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Stavebná fakulta
The paper presents the implementation of the experiment of the greenIZOLA research activity, which is focused on the conversion of the IZOLA Košice construction company. The study focuses on the hitherto little researched topic of thermal stress of waterproofing layers of vegetated roofs in the winter season. The visualization of measured surface temperatures confirms a substantial reduction of temperature oscillations on the waterproofing layer due to the application of the vegetation roof.
Windows, Doors

Effect of the Chosen Parameters on Stress in Bolted Connection in Glass

26.4.2021 | Ing. Lucia Ondrušková, Slovenská technická univerzita, Stavebná fakulta, Katedra kovových a drevených konštrukcií
Increased stresses occur near the supports of glass structures, which can be decisive for design of glass member. Recommendations for minimum distance of bolted connection from the edge can be found in current standarts. For verification of details are used FE-models. Influence of the edge distance and material thickness on the maximum stress value at the edge of the hole in glass loaded in its plane is compared in this paper.
Windows, Doors

The Anual Energy Balance of the Windows: the Case Study

22.3.2021 | Ing. Libor Šteffek, Ph.D., Ing. Jiří Kalánek, Ph.D., VUT FAST Brno, Ústav pozemního stavitelství, prof. Ing. Milan Ostrý, Ph.D., FAST VUT v Brně, Ústav pozemního stavitelství
The paper deals with the energy balance of windows for different combination of glazing parameters in connection with their orientation. Sum of solar gains through the transparent surfaces of a building envelope depends mainly on the size, their orientation and the g-value. Large glazed surfaces with correct orientation ensure large solar gains, but they are also the weakest part of the thermal isulating building envelope.
The influences of various U-value (Ug) and g-value of glazing on the energy performance of selected passive house were calculated by the use of computer simulation.
© Fotolia.comWindows, Doors

Elements of Building Structures from Secondary Raw Materials

21.12.2020 | Ing. Radim Smolka, Ph.D., Ing. Tomáš Petříček, Ph.D., Ing. et Petr Kacálek, Ing. Ph.D., FAST VUT v Brně
Panels for openings in structures have always been an essential and integral part of buildings. Their importance in terms of a building´s functionality was not recognised. However, the general view on this issue has changed from focusing on big planar segments and critical details to sub-elements of these structures. This does not only focus on the forms of connecting joints but also on the supporting systems that keep the panels in the right position and ensure they function properly. One of the most strained segments is the threshold structure, especially the entrance door threshold structure. It is the part where substantial defects in construction occur in terms of waterproofing, as well as in the static, thermal and technical functions thereof. In conventional buildings, this problem is solved by pulling the floor structure under the entrance door structure and subsequently covering it with waterproofing material. This system cannot work effectively over the long term so local defects occur. A proposal is put forward to solve this problem by installing a sub-threshold door coupler made of composite materials. The coupler is designed so that its variability complies with the required parameters for most door structures on the European market.
Windows, Doors

Údržba kování

24.3.2020 | Ing. Roman Šnajdr, SIPRAL a.s., člen TK ČKLOP | Česká komora lehkých obvodových plášťů (ČKLOP)

Floors, Partition Walls, Surfaces

Effect of Wood-cement Materials Composition on Stabilization of Spruce Chips Properties

26.4.2022 | Ing. Tomáš Melichar, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Jiří Bydžovský, CSc., Ing. Lenka Mészárosová, Ph.D., Ing. Amos Dufka, Ph.D., Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta stavební, Ústav technologie stavebních hmot a dílců
One of the very essential aspects to ensure adequate durability of composite materials that combine cementitious matrix and wood is the stabilization of the wood structure. Stabilization of the wood structure is particularly important in relation to the moisture effect on the wood-cement composite mechanical properties. Stabilization of the wood matrix is generally carried out by means of suitable types of additives. This paper deals with a detailed analysis of the influence of the wood-cement materials composition in relation to the effect of liquid water. Another essential area of the presented research is the analysing the ability of the modified matrix (by different types of industrial wastes) to fix sugars in the structure of the wood mass, with regard to the possible affecting the hydration process of the cement matrix.
Vyrovnávací podsyp suchých podlahFloors, Partition Walls, Surfaces

Leveling Material of Dry Floors Based on By-product from Cement-bonded Particleboard Formatting

11.4.2022 | Ing. Tomáš Melichar, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Jiří Bydžovský, CSc., Ing. Miroslav Vacula, Ing. Šárka Keprdová, Ph.D., Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta stavební, Ústav technologie stavebních hmot a dílců
Floor leveling materials have an irreplaceable place in the construction or reconstruction of buildings, especially in the construction of floors where the aim is to reduce the wet process in relation to the speed of completing. Various types of raw materials (expanded clay, aerated concrete, mineralised wood chips, etc.) are used for floor leveling materials. This paper presents research and development of a new type dry leveling floor material based on treated cuttings from cement-bonded particleboard processing. This leveling material is intended for reconstruction and even construction of new floors in buildings. Research and development takes into account the environmental situation, because approximately 5,000 t of cuttings is produced during the formatting of cement-bonded particleboard annualy. The intention of the research and development was to assess the properties and behaviour of the leveling material based on suitably modified cuttings from the production of cement-bonded particleboards. The composition of the cuttings was adjusted in a jaw crusher and subsequently, different variants of the leveling material were analysed in terms of particle size distribution, compressibility, confined compressive strength, water absorption and thermal conductivity coefficient. The properties of the developed material were also compared with the parameters of commonly commercially available leveling materials.
Floors, Partition Walls, Surfaces

Komentář k normě ČSN 74 4505 Podlahy – společná ustanovení (6)

17.5.2021 | doc. Ing. Jiří Dohnálek, CSc., autorizovaný inženýr a soudní znalec
Together with the professional magazine Podlahy Profi, we have prepared a series where the authors get acquainted with the basic standard ČSN 74 4505 Floors - Common provisions and subsequently with other standards that are important for the floor area and respond to comments from opponents and reviewers. The fifth part is devoted to another chapter of the ČSN 74 4505 standard, entitled Floor testing.
Floors, Partition Walls, Surfaces

Komentáře a diskuse k obsahu normy ČSN 74 4505 Podlahy (4. část)

5.4.2021 | doc. Ing. Jiří Dohnálek, CSc., autorizovaný inženýr a soudní znalec
ilustrační foto: Main Point Karlín © TZB-infoLow Energy Buildings

Environmental Certification of Buildings - the Situation in the Czech Republic

30.4.2021 | Ing. Zuzana Mrňová, VUT FAST Brno, Ústav stavební ekonomiky a řízení
A responsible approach to the environment is not only related to corporate ecology, but is also increasingly reflected in the design and construction of buildings, which is closely related to the concept of sustainable construction of buildings. With the development of sustainable construction, the need arose to evaluate buildings and their impact on the environment. For this reason, environmental certifications of buildings have been developed, which assess how a building affects its surroundings during its life cycle.
The aim of this article is to find out which environmental certifications exist in the world and which of them are most often used in the Czech Republic. Finally, the certifications are compared and their main differences are described.
ilustrační obrázek © starush - Fotolia.comLow Energy Buildings

Stavebně-energetické koncepce budov ve společenských souvislostech

8.2.2021 | prof. Ing. Jan Tywoniak, CSc., ČVUT Praha, pracoviště UCEEB | Dřevo&Stavby Profispeciál 2020
© Christian Delbert - Fotolia.comWooden Buildings

Complex Wood Based Houses Market Analysis

22.5.2021 | Ing. Tomáš Hrdlička, VUT v Brně, Ústav soudního inženýrství
It was finished 18 390 houses in the Czech Republic. Houses are the most frequent finished type of buildings. The share of construction of brick houses is 83.1% and for wood-base houses its 14.9%. Database of 1520 bids for houses was completed and how what is typical Czech house. It is single floor brick house with sloped roof. The heating system is compiled by electric heater and radiators. Also house market analysis was made. 631 sold houses was examined in the period 2017-2020 in Brno-venkov district, Czech Republic. Only 1.3% wood-based houses was detected.
Wooden Buildings

Použití přírodních stavebních materiálů v konstrukcích stájových objektů

1.11.2020 | Ing. arch. Lucie Pohanková, Ph.D.
The use of local and traditional natural building materials in the construction of new stable buildings should not only be associated with the architecture of organic farms, but should become a matter of course. The utility of the form of stable buildings, subordinated to the economy and function as it has in the recent past, should not become a dogma. New innovative stable projects made of natural materials from the architectural offices Localarchitecture, Gujan & Pally (CH) or architects I. Kalteneger and Hermann Kaufmann (A) submit to the "genius loci" and revive the otherwise boring appearance of stable buildings. This creates buildings that are kind to stabled animals and delight the individual's eye.
Wooden Buildings

Possible Use of Cement Adhesives in Timber Structure

19.6.2020 | Jiří Patloka, Erika Kratochvílová, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta stavební, Ústav technologie, mechanizace a řízení staveb
The unfavourable effects of the weather on unprotected wood and timber products can cause changes to the mechanical and chemical properties of the wood, and if unchecked can do irreversible damage. The sheathing of wooden buildings must always be supplemented with surface treatments, and in a large number of cases a contact thermal insulation system is used. The paper presents research focused on the possibility of using a commonly used cement adhesive for bonding thermal insulation to the substrate formed by oriented strand boards. The substrate is provided with several types of penetration coatings or bonding primers and subsequently their influence on the adhesion of the cement adhesive is monitored. The best values were achieved when treating the surface treatment with a modified dispersion with quartz sand. On the other hand, the penetration coating of a mixture of water, nanodispersion of styrene-acrylate copolymer and additives is inappropriate treatment.
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Wooden Buildings

Adhesion of paint films to weathered wood

9.9.2019 | Ing. Gabriela Slabejová, PhD., Technická univerzita vo Zvolene, Drevárska fakulta, Katedra nábytku a drevárskych výrobkov, Ing. Zuzana Vidholdová, PhD., Technická univerzita vo Zvolene, Drevárska fakulta, Katedra drevárskych technológií
Treatment of wood surfaces with various finish coating materials is recommended for long term protection of wood products exposed outdoor. Due to natural weathering, the colour and the surface roughness of uncoated wood is changed. However, in practice it can happen that wood in constructions has been weathered before to application of a finish. In this work, selected properties of sapwood and heartwood of pine (Pinus sylvestris, L.) surface such as surface roughness and adhesion of coating film were investigated on the surfaces of previous naturally weathered wood Two coating materials useable for wooden constructions in exterior conditions were used: dark brown polyurethane-based system and light brown oil-based surface treatment. The results of pull-off test for adhesion showed that the polyurethane coating film showed the weakest point in the pre-weathered layer of wood substrate and also at the wood/coating interface. The oil-based surface treatment had the weakest place inside the coating film or in the coating penetration layer in the wood substrate. Pre-weathering did not significantly affect the adhesion the coating film on wood. The result of the pull-off test for adhesion of both surface treatments was significantly greater on the heartwood surfaces than on the sapwood surfaces of the sound wood.
Building Regeneration

Methodologies for Valuation of Buildes Damaged by the Natural Disaster – Tornado

3.5.2022 | Ing. Pavel Klika, Ph.D., Ing. David Brandejs, Ing. Vítězslava Hlavinková, Ph.D., Ing. Monika Doležalová, Ing. Martina Vařechová, VUT Brno, Ústav soudního inženýrství
In connection with the natural disaster that hit the Břeclav and Hodonín regions in June last year, more than a thousand houses, buildings, halls and other structures were damaged or completely destroyed. Real estate was owned by both natural and legal persons, as well as by cities, municipalities and state institutions. Several state and non-state, for-profit and non-profit organizations came with financial help. To determine the amount of support, subsidy or loan, it was required to document the estimated costs of compensation. The estimated costs were determined on the basis of several methods, taking into account the type and type of real estate, ownership, and the extent of damage. The methods used to determine the estimated costs of compensation are described below.
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Structural Survey of Imperial Hospital of St. Anthony and St. Elizabeth at Prague Castle

22.12.2021 | doc. Ing. Eva Burgetová, CSc., Ing. Denisa Boháčová, ČVUT Praha, Fakulta stavební, katedra pozemních staveb
The article presents a structural survey of the historic building of the Imperial Hospital at Prague Castle. The aim of the survey was to determine the functional capability and durability of the building, including an assessment of its usability and evaluation of the condition of historical materials. The research was focused mainly on the issue of inappropriate interventions performed in the past and the associated increased moisture of structures.
Building Regeneration

Decrease in the Bearing Capacity of Building Materials and Building Structures Due to the Effects of Rainwater on Examples of Faults of Churches of the Broumov Group

28.12.2020 | prof. Ing. Pavel Kuklík, CSc., ČVUT v Praze, Fakulta stavební, katedra mechaniky
This contribution deals with damage to buildings and building materials due to bad manage of rainwater regime. Effects are divided according to location of damage. First, the damage of roofs and roof trusses is presented, which are followed by examples of damage to the enclosure walls. The most attention, including numerical 3D modeling, is devoted to damage to foundation structures and foundations.
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Influence of Climbing Plants on the Surface Moisture of Building Structures

19.12.2021 | Ing. Jana Bartlová, VUT FAST v Brně, Ústav stavitelství
Greening of the cities (Green Architecture) is one of the current trends in the development of urban architecture. Apart from the system elements of facades overgrown or planted with vegetation, which are a question of the current century, the Green Architecture also includes the traditional use of plants - direct planting near building structures, with their gradual connection using climbing and attachment mechanisms of plants. The effects of such a surface on traditional and modern building surfaces have not yet been precisely defined. The paper presents the results of moisture measurement of the outer surface of traditional building structures in order to evaluate the effect of vegetation surface on the structure.
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About Standards for Daylighting in Building Regulations

2.8.2021 | doc. Ing. Jan Kaňka, Ph.D., člen TNK 76 Osvětlení, ČKAIT Praha
To properly understand the meaning of standardization of daylight, it is necessary to think in general about the reason for the existence of standards and the means of their creation. Such a consideration may have its current significance at this time, when the European Commission for Standardization (CEN) unified standards for daylighting of buildings throughout Europe and when the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic approved a new building law.
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O minimální výšce slunce v nové evropské normě

22.6.2021 | doc. Ing. Jan Kaňka, Ph.D., člen TNK 76 Osvětlení, ČKAIT Praha
The article acquaints the reader with the way in which ČSN EN 17037 sets the minimum height of the sun when evaluating the solar exposure of buildings. Even in this parameter, the new European standard provides developers with more space to fulfill their intentions in comparison with previously valid Czech regulations.
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Problémy spojené s určením typu výrobků podle EN 14388:2005

24.5.2021 | Ing. Pavel Rubáš, Ph.D., Technický a zkušební ústav stavební Praha s.p.

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