We measure physical parameters associated with heat, air, and moisture transfer in building materials, structures, and spaces. We also perform in situ measurements in the field of building and spatial acoustics and laboratory measurements of the sound insulation of building elements.
In the field of heat, air, and moisture transport, we use top-of-the-line equipment such as climatic double chambers or monitored fields in the experimental facade with a controlled internal environment. We are equipped for measurement of the hygrothermal properties of building materials (heat flow meter, desiccators, vacuum pump, precision scales, dryers, etc.). We perform measurements according to EN 12667, EN ISO 12572, EN ISO 15148 and others. In the acoustic laboratory, we focus on building and spatial acoustics. In addition to modern instrumentation, we have our own testing equipment according to EN ISO 10140-5 for laboratory measurement of sound insulation of building elements (walls, ceilings, suspended ceilings and double floors).
We develop and verify computational models. We focus on simulations of heat and moisture transfer, simulations of microbiological risks, optimization of the design of building structures and entire buildings, simulations of summer operation and the risk of summer overheating, design, and detailed assessment of fixed shading elements.
The state-of-the-art equipment in our laboratories allows us to learn most of the important characteristics of the materials and, based on them, to find applications for new materials in building structures or propose further steps in their development. We focus on wood-based materials, natural and recycled materials, the application of which is growing in the construction industry.
Envilop is a proposal for a solution for a lightweight panel-type perimeter skin based on wood. The light envelope was designed as part of the Intelligent Buildings project (CZ.1.05/3.1.00/13.0283) from the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations of the Ministry of Education and Culture, which is financed by the EU and the state budget of the Czech Republic.Show more
ResearcherIng. Jiří Nováček, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Jaroslav Hejl
ResearcherIng. Kateřina Sojková, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Kamil Staněk, Ph.D.
Head of the Construction Physics research teamIng. Pavel Kopecký, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Michal Bureš, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Zdenko Malík, Ph.D.
ResearcherNikolaos Skandalos, Ph.D.
Researcherprof. Ing. Jan Tywoniak, CSc.
Measurements and computer simulations of hygrothermal and microbiological behaviour of building materials, constructions and entire buildings.