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The CSF Centre of Excellence

The faculty has been awarded the CSF Centre of Excellence (Czech Science Foundation) in basic research, which is an extraordinary achievement for the whole university. The project deals with cumulative time-dependent processes inside building materials and structures.

Further information on: tpm.fsv.cvut.cz/excelence

The CESTI Centre of Competence

The faculty has been awarded the CSF Centre of Excellence CSF (Czech Science Foundation) in basic research, which is an extraordinary achievement for the whole university. The project deals with cumulative time-dependent processes inside building materials and structures.

Further information on: www.cesti.cz

The Josef Underground Educational Facility

The main task of this facility is to provide practical on-site training for students, to support experimental research projects, and to contribute to better integration of university education, research and industrial experience.

The Josef Underground Laboratory is the first in the Czech Republic to provide underground research facilities:

  • a working physical model that simulates the deposition of containers with spent nuclear fuel.
  • a physical model will be made of Czech stoppers for sealing the entrance galleries to deep repositories for radioactive wastes, using sprayed bentonite.

The Josef Regional Underground Research Centre is a scientific and technological park located on our grounds, which through its functional connection with an extensive network of tunnels provides an on-site environment for research, training sessions, requalification courses and marketing. The Centre offers the services of an accredited geotechnical laboratory.

Further information on: http://ceg.fsv.cvut.cz.

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Fire Test on an Experimental Building

Under the supervision of members of the Department of Steel and Timber Structures, a fire test was carried out on an office building. The main purpose of the test was to verify predictions of the behaviour of the structure of an office building completely exposed to a fi re. The results of the test will enable advanced civil engineering technologies to be applied,together with methods for reliability enhancement and for cost-effective fi re resistance of buildings. The test was carried out on the premises of UEF Josef.

We Are Members of:

  • ECTP – The European Construction Technology Platform
  • The Czech Society for Mechanics
  • ELGIP – The European Large Geo-engineering Institutes Platform
  • EUCEET Association – The European Civil Engineering Education and Training Association
  • FIB – The International Federation for Structural Concrete
  • IABSE – The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
  • IAHR – The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
  • IWA – The International Water Association
  • RILEM – The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (Réunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Matériaux, Systèemes de Construction et Ouvrages)
  • WTA CZ – Scientific and Technical Association for Rehabilitation of Buildings and Monument Care
  • IGD–TP CMET – Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform CMET (Competence Maintenance, Education and Training)

We Are Proud of

The University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB)

UCEEB is a joint project of five CTU faculties. The Centre carries out research on optimizing energy savings in environment-friendly buildings.

Coordinating the SUSCOS_M programme in the framework of the ERASMUS MUNDUS programme

The SUSCOS_M (Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events) master’s programme is the only programme of its type organised in the Czech Republic within the framework of ERASMUS MUNDUS, a prestigious programme aimed at attracting top-quality students from abroad.

The Experimental Centre

The Experimental Centre focuses on experimental investigations of building materials and structures and also on teaching about building materials. It conducts research in its four basic research projects led by the Centre (CSF, MI CR, MC CR, MEYS CR), and participates in eight other basic and applied research projects. It is a recognized institution for cooperating with construction companies, providing mostly static and dynamic load testing and various measurements for bridge structures and other large structures.

The Innovation of the Year prize

Thise prestigious prize for the year 2011 was awarded forto the the Fiber-reinforced Prestressed Concrete Column for Noise-barrier Wall Systems, which increases their durability of the structures and also leads tobrings substantial savings. The project was developedr on the basis of collaboration between our Department of Concrete and Masonry Structures and SMP CZ company.

The Centre of Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering

We have opened the first institution in the Czech Republic that, which has makesde a rangecombination of advanced research technologies available for nano- and micro-scale research onf silicate materials and for the production of nanomaterials.

The Water Management Experimental Centre

The Centre carries out research on hydraulic phenomena in the field of water structures (weirs, waterways, dams, water power plants), streams, water pipes, wastewater treatment plants, etc.

The National Architecture Award in the Interiors category

In 2009, the first prize in the Interiors category of the Architecture Grand Prix was awarded the first prize in the Interiors category forto the extensive new large teaching space designed for the purposes of the Architecture and Building Engineering study programme at our faculty. This reconstruction project was also awarded first place in the Contractworld Award 2011 at the international architecture exhibition in Hannover.

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