Green parking lots are trendy

The tendency to expand green areas in cities also brings news in the area of ​​parking spaces. Experts from the AdMaS science center, led by Ing. Tomáš Chorazy Ph.D., decided to test three types of parking spaces in the new experimental car park. The so-called Sewer gratings, which are common to all three types of parking spaces, allow the rainwater to be drained into the soil instead of the classic drainage, thus helping to combat drought. In addition, the researchers placed biochar under one parking space, which helps to remove heavy metals, pesticides and also cleans rainwater. Modern cities and urban development use biochar for the regeneration of green areas, the construction of green roofs or tree planting, or just to build the aforementioned green parking lots. Now the testing will be transferred from the laboratories directly to the experimental car park. In addition, for example, dynamic impact tests are planned for monitoring the load-bearing capacity within long-term use or monitoring the effectiveness of seepage, etc. The staff of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at BUT cooperated with ASIO NEW, spol. s r.o.

Construction 4.0 is a challenge not only for the AdMaS Center

On Tuesday, January 18, the Dean of the Faculty, Construction Professor Bajer, together with other representatives of construction faculties and industrial partners, signed the entrance to the platform of the National Construction Center 4.0.

This platform aims to exploit synergies in the implementation and optimization of digitization, automation and application of the principles of sustainable environmental behavior. The current major challenge for the construction industry is, among other things, the introduction of new technologies, including the use of the principles of Industry 4.0 in construction and increasing the competitiveness of the Czech Republic in this area on a European scale.

The AdMaS center plans to be one big construction testbed.


On 18 August 2021, was ceremoniously presented a new frame 3D printer in the area of the AdMaS Center of the Faculty of Civil Engineering in cooperation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which enables the use of 3D printing in construction. 

A team of researchers led by Dr. David Škaroupka produced 14 parts for a parkour playground in just 10 hours. The mixture from which the obstacles are made resembles concrete, but it is not concrete because it does not contain coarse particles. The mixture is based on a combination of cement, water, aggregate and polypropylene fibers. The parkour playground will be used for leisure activities in the City District of Prague 11. The playground project meets several interesting aspects, such as the sustainability and uniqueness of 3D printing together with active spending free time. This is the first 3D construction printing project in the Czech Republic, which will serve people in public space.