Course code BūvZ4074

Credit points 3

Construction Technology I

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer

author lect.

Mareks Pavārs

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ2007, Building Materials I

BūvZ3009, Building Machinery

BūvZ3016, Construction Site Processes

Replaced course

BūvZB021 [GBUVB021] Construction Technology I

Course abstract

Goal of the course is to teach about construction processes on construction site and its network; applied technologies to build structural part of the building. Review construction work planning methods and existing norms.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After studying the course the student will have strengthened, expanded and systematized theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of legislation, construction law; construction work processes, technology, construction work planning, organizing and conducting on site. Test work.
Acquired the necessary skills to elaborate works of the organization (performance) project (construction schedule, construction master plan, construction of technological systems and quality assurance plan), acquired skills in the organization of works on construction sites. Practical works.
Will have the competence - the ability to develop a process for planning and construction management work for the project. Ability to comply with building codes appropriate technology works, prepare and execute files, as well as to determine the protective measures. The ability to monitor the construction process for the completed work of technical and quality control of completed work records check out covered works. Practical works. Test.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Designing of construction organizations and construction projects. The estimated study time is 1.5 h
2. Designing a general construction plan. The estimated study time is 1.5 h
3. Methodology for developing a calendar plan. The estimated study time is 1.5 h
4. Temporary building, road design. Water and electricity supply for construction site. The estimated study time is 1.5 h
5. Calculation of workload and number of days. The estimated study time is 14 h
6. Pile foundation technology. The estimated study time is 0.5 h
7. Monolithic reinforced concrete construction technology. The estimated study time is 1.5 h
8. Template systems and selection criteria. The estimated study time is 1.5 h
9. New trends in monolithic concrete technology (bubble deck, post-tensioned concrete). The estimated study time is 1 h
10. Special features of high-rise construction. The estimated study time is 0.5 h
11. Assembly of prefabricated structures. The estimated study time is 2.5 h
12. Methodology and calculation of selection of assembly mechanisms. The estimated study time is 1.5 h
13. Air Construction Technology and Construction Process. The estimated study time is 0.5 h
14. Dismantling Technology (Mechanical, Chemical, Hydraulic). The estimated study time is 0.5 h
15. Construction work on water. The estimated study time is 0.5 h
16. Industry news. Quality and control of construction works. The estimated study time is 1.5 h

Requirements for awarding credit points

At least 80% of all classes must be attended. A project for practical work, a successfully passed test must be submitted.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Test work: to independently carry out the project, calculating the required amount of concrete, reinforcement and formwork, to carry out the calculation of the load-bearing and delimiting structures, to choose a graphical method, to calculate the workload and to draw up a calendar plan.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The student is able to confirm the acquired knowledge and skills on the topics discussed in the course plan (answering the control questions)

Compulsory reading

1. Fjodorova S., Gusta S. Būvniecības darbu veikšanas projektēšana. Lekciju konspekts. Rīga: RTU, 2009. 40 lpp. ISBN 978-9984-32-149-3. 2. Būvniecības vadības rokasgrāmata. Rīga: Dienas bizness, 2006. 3. Казаков Ю.Н., Рафальский Ю.Е. Новые зарубежные строительные технологии. Москва, 2007. 4. Fjodorova S., Gusta S. Metodiskie norādījumi praktisko darbu veikšanai priekšmetā "Būvniecības plānošana un organizēšana". Rīga: RTU, 2010. 33 lpp. ISBN 978-9934-10-084-0

Further reading

1. Būvniecības likums: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Stājasspēkā 01.10.2014.[Skatīts 21.12.2018.]. Pieejams:
2. Vispārīgie būvnoteikumi: MK noteikumi Nr.500 [tiešsaiste]. Stājas spēkā 19.08.2014. [Skatīts 21.12.2018.]. Pieejams:
3. Ēku būvnoteikumi: MK noteikumi Nr.529 [tiešsaiste]. Stājas spēkā 01.10.2014. [Skatīts 21.12.2018.]. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

Būvniecības informācijas sistēma. Būvnormatīvi [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 21.12.2018.]. Pieejams: Būvniecības valsts kontroles birojs. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 21.12.2018.]. Pieejams:


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