BUILDING OF THE TRADE BANK IN PRAGUE
As a basis for the ZIBA Glass Experience Museum project, an extensive structural and technical survey of the building was carried out in several stages. The aim of the work was to determine the structural and material design of the ceiling structures, their composition including the composition of the floors, to determine the composition of the roof sheathing, to determine the strength of the brick and stone masonry including a moisture survey of the masonry of selected parts of the building and to determine the structural design of selected details. In addition, the shape and material of the foundations were investigated, including the depth of foundation and the bearing capacity of the foundation soils. The work also included a survey of the chimney vents, skylight glazing and timber trusses. The existence of previously walled and inaccessible areas was also investigated. A number of destructive and non-destructive strength tests were carried out on brick, stone, mortar, concrete and steel during the works.