Course code BūvZ4123

Credit points 1

Inspection and Testing of Building Structures I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures16

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation21.03.2018

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developer

author Būvkonstrukciju katedra

Jānis Kreilis

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ2030, Construction Materials

BūvZ2048, Basic Theory of Structures

Course abstract

This course includes the necessary knowledges in connection with design, manufacture, assemblage, operation and reconstruction of structures. There is provided methodological bases for assessment of building structures, including determination of material properties and load bearing capacity as well as specific features of experimental research. Various cases of inspection and expert reports and suggestions for reconstruction are analysed. In conclusion, forms and facilities of reconstruction and strengthening are discussed.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• knowledges about rules and methods in technical essessing of building constructions;
• skills to determine the load bearing capacity of structures and to perform experimental research with evaluation of results;
• competence to set up, to solve and to analyse research problems in the construction field on the basis of preliminary knowledges and understanding of limit states method.

Compulsory reading

1. Лужин О. В., Злочевский А. Б., Горбунов И. А., Волохов В. А. Обследование и испытание сооружений. Москва: Стройиздат, 1987. 263 с.
2. Richardson Barry A. Defects and deterioration in buildings. London: E.&F.N. SPON, 1991. 188 p.
3. Реконструкция зданий и сооружений. Под ред. Шагина А. Л. Москва: Высшая школа, 1991. 352 с.

Further reading

1. Лащенко М.Н. Повышение надежности металлических конструкций зданий и сооружений при реконструции. Ленинград: Стройиздат, 1987. 136 с.
2. Kaķītis A., Galiņš A., Leščevics P. Sensori un mērīšanas sistēmas. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 395 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvijas Būvniecība. ISSN 1691-4058
2. Būvinženieris. Latvijas Būvinženieru savienības izdevums. ISSN 1691-9262