At the turn of January and February, a workshop for technical supervisors on site called “Checking and testing the properties of concrete and its components during construction” was held at the AdMaS Center . It dealt with concrete technology and testing its properties. Prof. Hela and dr. Hubacek presented their knowledge of the modern technology of ordinary concrete and informed about the concrete components and special types of concrete applied in specific conditions. Also, part of the program was an assessment of concrete parameters according to the requirements of the standards and the regulations. The issue of testing the properties of fresh and hardened concrete was discussed, including detailed practical examples of individual tests in laboratories.
TV program ČT1 called Events in the regions was on 5 February 2018 devoted to truck traffic around the city of Brno and its associated noise in neighboring municipalities. In the report, employees of Center AdMaS, prof. Hela, doc. Zach, Ing. Nekulová and Mr. Klima were asked to express their opinion and to present the Center’s research on the sound insulation properties of walls and road surfaces.
The report can be viewed on this link (3’10 ”):
In the 20th year of the conference for young scientists, JUNIORSTAV, held on January 25, 2018 at FAST, the center visited several young researchers. These were acquainted with the Center’s facilities and key equipments and the most important research here.
On January 25, 2018, the ADMaS Center lent its premises to the Healthcare Working Group, a part of SMART CITY CLUSTER.
1st: Introduction – Mr. Regec
2nd: Lecture – evacuation of patients doc. Apeltauer
3rd: Presentation of pilot projects – Mr. Kurečka (group initiator)
4th: Date, place and agenda for next meeting
On January 24, 2018, the Brnensky.denik.cz web site released an article on the research of smart building filling. The research is being done by a group of AdMaS employees led by Dr. Ing. Jan Podroužek.
For more inormation see:
On 8 January 2018 representatives of VS EGAR, TSH and KDS, led by the Director, dr. Zdenek Dufek, welcomed five new Brazilian interns, who will spend about two months doing practical activities on various topics in their field.
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.