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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Geology of construction materials - MG432P27E
Title: Geologie stavebních surovin
Czech title: Geologie stavebních surovin
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources (31-430)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Is provided by: MG432P27
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. Mgr. Richard Přikryl, Dr.
Teacher(s): prof. Mgr. Richard Přikryl, Dr.
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Annotation -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Richard Přikryl, Dr. (01.06.2012)
Geology of construction materials focuses on the origin, occurrence, constitution and characteristics of the wide variety of natural rocks and minerals used in the construction industry. Thsoe include aggregates, decorative stone, cement raw materials, structural clay products and minor construction materials. Attention is paid to the test methods and to the physical and chemical factors controlling potential failure of materials.
Literature -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Richard Přikryl, Dr. (09.10.2020)

Prentice J.E., 1990. Geology of construction materials. Chapman and Hall, London, 202 pp.
McNally G.H., 1998. Soil and Rock Construction Materials. E & FN Spon, London, 403 pp.
Winkler E.M., 1994: Stone in Architecture. 3rd revised edition, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 313 pp.
Carr D.D. (ed.), 1994. Industrial minerals and rocks. 6th edition, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Littleton, Colorado, 1196 pp. (selected chapters)
Manning D.A.C., 1995. Introduction to industrial minerals. Chapman & Hall, London, 276 pp. (selected chapters)
Lorenz W., Gwosdz W., 2003. Manual on the geological-technical assessment of mineral construction materials. Geologisches Jahrbuch, Sonderhefte Reihe H, Heft SH 15, 498 pp

+ review papers or book chapters recommended during lectures

Requirements to the exam
Last update: prof. Mgr. Richard Přikryl, Dr. (09.10.2020)

Requirements to final exam
Final exam will be in the form of written test consisting of 30 questions

Syllabus -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Richard Přikryl, Dr. (09.10.2020)

Actual form of lectures is governed by current epidemiological situation and requirements of respective bodies

1. Constructional geomaterials as a specific category of mineral raw materials

2. Natural stone for construction, architecture and sculpture (genesis, properties)

3. Stone extraction and processing

4. Stone deterioration and conservation, and role of geologist in pre-restoration research

5. Aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel)

6. Lightweight aggregates

7. Earth and soil fill

8. Brick raw materials

9. Inorganic binders

10. Investigation of deposits for construction raw material

11. Environmental impact of quarrying and quarry rehabilitation

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