VISIT FROM HONG KONG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

On Wednesday, 6 June 2018, members of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce visited AdMaS.

Founded in 1861, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is the oldest, yet most dynamic, business organization in Hong Kong. Our members represent a wide range of local, Mainland Chinese and international businesses. More than half of the flagship corporations listed on the  Hang Seng Index are our  members. Combined, our membership, from renowned  multinationals to thriving SMEs, employs around one third of the local workforce. The Chamber serves as the voice of business, and we help our members succeed through our core functions: advocacy, knowledge-based events, networking, and a variety of business documentation services.

A total of 11 chamber members were welcomed by the director and then introduced to the activities and plans of the center through a presentation and video clip, followed by a tour of the laboratories in the P1 and P2 buildings.

STATE OF MOTORWAYS AND ROADS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

On Monday, June 4, 2018, at the Interactive News Program ČT24 – the Main Events of the day appeared and responded live to the reporter and to the audience an AdMaS Center employee, prof. Ing. Jan Kudrna, CSc. The main topic was „State of Motorways and Roads in the Czech Republic“, and the professor participated in Hyde Park alongside the former Transport Minister Antonín Prachár.

The whole program can be seen on the following:

link:http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/11412378947-90-ct24/218411058130604/video/624714

WORKSHOP: MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF PRIMARY COLLECTOR STRUCTURE

On 30 May 2018,  an ad-hoc workshop was held in the center of AdMaS in the meeting room of the P4 hall, which presented the results of the research project “Creating Partner Co-operation between GEOtest and the AdMaS Regional Center”.

 

The aim of the project is to apply and evaluate the unique on-line geotechnical monitoring of the primary collector in Brno. One of the subsections in connection with the primary assessment of the lining material of the said primary collector is the construction of a computational model for the investigated / pilot site. The workshop program presented:

 

  • compilation of a computational model for the investigated site
  • defining material parameter values based on laboratory tests
  • analysis of the weakened tunnel lining due to possible degradation of the materials

 

The workshop participants had the opportunity to see a geotechnical laboratory at the AdMaS center, which is also located in the P4 hall.

Project: “Creating a partnership between GEOtest and the regional research center AdMaS.”, Reg. No. CZ.01.1.02 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 15_013 / 0004874.

 

BIM GUIDE FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS

In May 2018, a team of colleagues from the AdMaS Research Center published a publication called BIM for public contracting authorities.

The publication briefly introduces the BIM issues. It contains legal and technical aspects of the selection of the supplier of the project work. Also, it includes examples and BEP and EIR sample documents, tender documentation and work contract. These patterns are also available in electronic form.

The publication was published by Leges, more detailed information can be found here:

https://www.knihyleges.cz/bim-pro-verejne-zadavatele

 

VISIT OF BURCH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN SARAJEVO

As part of the “Sending Experts” Program of the Czech Development Agency on the project “Support for Building Specialization in Civil Engineering at Burch International University in Sarajevo based on needs of building practice  in Bosnia and Herzegovina”,  a group of FAST and AdMaS employees visited Burch International University (IBU) in May 2018. The aim of the stay was to analyze the current situation and a way to help with the introduction of a new study program.

The Czech group provided practical lectures for students in the fields of “Super Insulation Materials”, “Polymer Cement Matters and Composites” and “Testing of Concrete and Aggregate in Concrete”, followed by a discussion to verify students’ interest and response on the design of a new study program.

There has also been a discussion with the university leadership and the people responsible for implementing the program, specifically with the university Vice-President, Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanelou Klaric, then with Assist. Prof. Dr. Eminou Zejnilovic and Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Sayed and also Rector of the University, prof. Dr. Damir Marjanovic.

During the visit, the Czech group discussed with represenatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina building industry, defining the possible potential of their cooperation with the IBU with the support of the Czech Republic (namely BUT).

The result of these negotiations is an agreement to evaluate the curriculum of the new study program, to propose its modification so that the program can be run with the smallest demands on human resources and as far as possible to meet the standards and current requirements of the EU and BUT (for future exchange of students and teachers between the two universities). In addition, it was promised to help to provide IBU with sufficient instrumentation and laboratory facilities.

There was also a meeting with the Head Consul of the Consular Section and the Development Cooperation Division of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Sarajevo, Mrs. Jan Zelinger, and the Co-ordinator of the Development Cooperation Section, Mrs. Anesa Terza Vukovic, whom was presented the project of the Czech Development Agency and the possibilities of further follow-up cooperation in the area of standardization of construction (EUROCODE) on a new project implemented by the Office for Standards, Metrology and Government Testing of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the BAS of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

During the stay, AdMaS employees also attended an international meeting (The First “Burch International Week”: https://www.ibu.edu.ba/en/burch-news/2018/the-first-burch-international-week-held- in-sarajevo-we-believe-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina.html) and international conference (ICESoS Conference 2018: Tourism can become a Serious Development Resource and Economy Impeller in BiH: https://www.ibu.edu.ba /en/burch-news/2018/icesos-conference-2018-tourism-can-become-a-serious-development-resource-and-economy-impeller-in-bih.html).

 

FACE STUDENT FACE WON THE INTERNATIONAL ROUND OF SSPA

On May 17, 2018, an international round of Student Scientific Professional Activities (SSPA) took place at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Brno. Bc. Radek Hermann of the Building Materials Engineering (M field), who is currently working with the AdMaS Center on several research projects, has been able to engage both the jury and the other students, and has earned the first place in his section.

Tom Kocmanek, as a future bachelor, won a beautiful third place, which is an excellent take off for next year.

CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE 2018 IN LITOMYSL

On 16 and 17 May 2018, the AdMaS Center participated again in the Conference on Transport Infrastructure . The event traditionally took place in the premises of the Litomysl Chateau Brewery. In addition to the exhibition stand the center was presented with professional lectures. Doc. Tomas Apeltauer had a lecture on The use of simulation tools in the protection of soft transport infrastructure objectives, doc. Vit Hromadka lectured on Risk Analysis of Transport Infrastructure Projects.

The conference proceedings were further enriched by article on Crossing Projection – Viewing Triangles by dr. Michal Radimsky and Ing. Radka Matuszkova. Director of the Center, dr. Dufek, was the moderator of the lecture block on Strategy – Vision – Planning.

http://www.konferencedopravniinfrastruktura.cz/2018/pozvanka-na-konferenci/

URBIS SMART CITY FAIR

As part of its Smart City activities, the AdMaS Center presented itself as one of the exhibitors at the Urbis Smart City Fair (part of the traditional construction fairs in Brno) on 25-26 April 2018. Researchers from EGAR RG presented the activities of the center at a stand, where mathematical evacuation models of high density populations or 3D simulation passes of selected locations acquired by the mobile mapping system took an active role. Also, doc. Tomas Apeltauer presented this theme actively on the accompanying conference program.

In the area of Smart City, the AdMaS Center offers studies of the application of technology in various areas of city and community activities – environment, transport, energy, as well as specific urban engineering suggestions, such as heat exchangers that use the sewage potential as a source network to model traffic intensity.

We would like to thank all of you for attending a stand, among others to representatives of towns and municipalities interested in new technologies and technology companies, as well as students, or representatives of the French embassy.

SEMINAR FOR FACE STUDENTS IN COMPANY MC – BAICHEMIE

On 19 April 2018, MC-Bauchemie, working closely with the AdMaS Center, has prepared an expert seminar to illustrate the results of the joint research tasks.

The seminar was organized for first year students of Master’s Study of Building Material Engineering (M field) and focused on a wide range of different types of grouting materials for redevelopment of buildings. The lecture focused mainly on materials preventing penetration of water into building structures. Students had a unique opportunity to see practical demonstrations of the behavior of different types of mass after their application and their reaction to water contact.