Course code BūvZ2009

Credit points 3

Inspecting and Testing of Building Constructions II

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation16.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer


Jānis Kreilis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

This course includes the necessary knowledge 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

Knowledge 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 knowledge and understanding of limit states method.

Compulsory reading

1. Землянский А. А. Обследование и испытание зданий и сооружений. Москва: АСВ, 2001. 240 с.
2. Калинин А. А. Обследование, расчет и усиление зданий и сооружений. Москва: АСВ, 2002. 160 с.
3. Richardson Barry A. Defects and deterioration in buildings. London: E.&F.N. SPON, 1991. 188 p.

Further reading

1. Реконструкция зданий и сооружений. Под ред. Шагина А. Л. Москва: Высшая школа, 1991. 352 с.
2. Kaķītis A., Galiņš A., Leščevics P. Sensori un mērīšanas sistēmas. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 395 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Māja, Dzīvoklis. ISSN 1407-1274
2. Latvijas Būvniecība. ISSN 1691-4058