The main points of interest are the thermic-humidity problems of the partitions
and building materials, which are considered both theoretically and experimentally.
The connected problems of thermal and mass flow in building materials and
partitions as well as phase transitions on a partition surface are investigated.
Moreover, the phenomena occurring in the surface layer and on the very surface
of the partition, i.e. drying, absorption of low and high-temperature radiation,
the influence of climatic factors on strength of external plasters is studied.
The results of experimental and theoretical works are the basis for design
of energy-saving laminar partitions. Research work on development and modernisation
of timber constructions in civil engineering is carried out continuously.
Recently, the researches have been done on joints of elements. The original
mechanical joint in the shape of the doublesided spiked insert has been worked
out. The problem of exploitation of traditional structures is also examined.
Complex studies on masonry, wooden and mixed constructions, determination
of the conditions of further exploitation are carried out. Casual expertises
concerning the problems of exploitation of building materials are also taken
up. In collaboration with industry the modification of building material
characteristics and utilisation of waste products as the heat insulating
materials are investigated. One of the main positions in this cooperation
is working out of a new technology for the needs of civil engineering. Research
of architectural acoustics for the needs of industry is carried out permanently.
The Department is a consulting body for diagnostic of technical states of
housing and civil engineering masonry as well as wooden and masonry constructions.
The following laboratories are at the Department's disposal:
In the Department the measuring apparatus for thermal and mass flow phase
transitions, absorption of low and high-temperature radiation, vapour conden-sation
on the surface as well as inner structure of building materials has been developed.
Moreover, a complete standard equipment is owned by the Depart-ment The staff
of the Department published about SO papers and 7 books. From 1987 a scientific
and technical conference "Building Physics
in Theory and Practice" is organised. The Department co-operates with
The Polish Academy of Science and many others institutions in the country
and abroad (Hungary, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Italy, France, Scotland).
- Building Physics Laboratory
- Acoustics Laboratory
- Concrete Technology Laboratory
- Building Materials Laboratory
- Building Materials Engineering Laboratory