The highway of the future in harmony with nature

The AdMaS Centre is been participating in the processing of partial parts of the visionary conceptual project internally called the Green Highway.

The Directorate of Roads and Motorways of the Czech Republic assigned the solution team consisting of the innovative company SATTURN HOLEŠOV spol. s.r.o., the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication Technologies and the Faculty of Civil Engineering – AdMaS Centre the preparation of an initial technical-economic study of a selected section of the planned D55 highway entitled “Highway gallery with integrated photovoltaics and use of rainwater from the gallery in the landscape”.

The subject of the preliminary technical-economic study will be the effective use of solar radiation and rainwater during the implementation of the construction “D55 – section of the bird area Bzenec – Bzenec, Přívoz – Rohatec – solution with a gallery”. The aim of the study is to prepare a comprehensive qualified basis for the subsequent assignment of the implementation project.


Use of LNG in transport and energy and its safety – the first conference on LNG in the Czech Republic

Gasman from GasNet together with representatives of the AdMaS Center of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of BUT organized the first conference in the Czech Republic on 26 May 2021 on the use of LNG in transport and energy. The event took place under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering professor Bajer. Associate professor Zdeněk Dufek presented a global view of the possibilities of higher use of LNG in freight transport, and the issue of fire safety in relation to Czech standards was presented by engineer Beneš.

International H2020 Project – Switch and Crossing Optimal Design and Evaluation implemented by STC group

On the end of the last year started the implementation of the first H2020 Project on the Faculty of Civil Engineering and AdMaS Center.

In the period 11/1/ 2016 — 10/31/ 2019 we participate on the implementation of an international project with a grant of nearly EUR 5 million, under the call H2020-S2RJU-OC-2016-01-2 Research into new radical ways of changing trains between tracks.

The project leader of BUT is doc. Ing. Otto Plášek, Ph.D., the project title is Switch and Crossing Optimal Design and Evaluation (S-CODE) and the project is implemented in cooperation with JU Shift2Rail.

The coordinator of the project is The University of Birmingham (GBR), the other partners are:
DT-Výhybkárna a strojírna, a.s. (CZE); Ferrovial Agroman SA (ESP); Rhomberg Sersa Rail Holding GmbH (AUT); Rail Safety and Standards Board Limited (GBR); COMSA SAU (ESP); Loughborough University (GBR); Vysoké učení technické v Brně (CZE); Univerzita Pardubice (CZE).

The overall aim of the S-CODE project is to investigate, develop, validate and initially integrate radically new concepts for switches and crossings that have the potential to lead to increases in capacity, reliability and safety while reducing investment and operating costs.

For more information about the project see

This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730849.