We comprehensively measure physical parameters associated with the transfer and storage of heat and moisture in building materials, structures and spaces. We measure and perform calculations in the field of building and spatial acoustics and perform laboratory measurements of sound insulation of building elements.
For research in the field of building physics, especially building thermal technology, we use top-of-the-line equipment in the form of climatic double rooms or experimental facades with a controlled internal environment and monitored fields with samples exposed to natural weather effects. I use equipment for measuring the thermal-moisture properties of building materials (Heat Flow Meter, desiccators, vacuum cleaners, precision scales, dryers, etc.). In the acoustic laboratory, we focus on building and spatial acoustics. In addition to modern instrumentation, we have our own testing equipment according to ČSN EN ISO 10140-5 for laboratory measurement of sound insulation of building elements (walls, ceilings, suspended ceilings and double floors).
We verify laboratory measured data using computer models that we develop and modify. We focus on simulations of heat and moisture transfer, simulations of microbiological risks, optimization of the design of construction 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 of our laboratories allows us to learn most of the important material characteristics and, based on them, 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
ResearcherNikolaos Skandalos, Ph.D.
Researcherprof. Ing. Jan Tywoniak, CSc.
Measurements and computer simulations of thermal-humidity and microbiological behavior of building materials, constructions and entire buildings.