Petr Kuklik

Short resume:

Petr Kuklik is a graduate of the Czech Technical University of Prague where he was awarded the degrees of M.Sc. and PhD.
His PhD. thesis had the theme "Structural Frame Systems of Wood and Wood - based Materials". From 1973 to 1988 he worked as an expert on statics for a firm producing timber structures, later on as a research worker of the Czech Technical University of Prague. Since 1988 he has been working at the Czech Technical University as an Associate Professor specializing in Timber Structures. He attended study stays at Universities in Australia, Canada, Belgium, Italy and Finland, and he delivered a series of lectures at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and at the University of Szczecin in the Poland.
He participated in the solution of research grants, both of the Czech Republic and of the European Communities, in the sphere of timber structures and wood mechanics. He has also prepared Czech versions of all parts of Eurocode 5 and Czech National application documents. He is a representative of the Czech Republic in the following international and European organizations: ISO/TC 165 - Timber Structures, CEN/TC 250/SC 5 - Structural Eurocodes, COST E5 - Timber Frame Building Systems, COST E8 - Mechanical Performance of Wood and Wood Products, CIB/W18 Timber Structures, RILEM/TC MTE - Test methods for load transferring Metalwork used in Timber Engineering.


Timber Structures 10 (basic course in timber structures)
Timber Structures 20 (light - frame structures, panelized systems, frames and arches)
Composite Timber Structures (timber and concrete structures and bridges)
Diploma Works
Postgraduate Courses


Non-destructive evaluation of structural timber and structural timber elements.
Stabilisation of timber framed buildings against action of wind, control of floor vibrations, performance and design of composite structural elements.


More than 70 books, standards, textbooks, scientific studies and papers.

Collaboration with Industry:

Consulting and desing of timber structures and bridges.


E-mail address: Petr Kuklik
Phone: +420 2 2435 4758
Fax: +420 2 3333 7466