Building technology is the application of technology to the design and construction of buildings. It is a component of architecture and building engineering and is sometimes viewed as a distinct discipline or sub-category.
New materials and technologies generated new design challenges and construction methods throughout the evolution of building, especially since the advent of industrialization in the 19th century.
Building technology is related to the different elements of a building and their interactions; it is closely aligned with advances in building science
The diploma in building technology aims to prepare the trainee for future employment in the building sector. The trainee should be able to work safely, accurately, and efficiently in the private and public building sector.
In addition, the course will impart general knowledge to enable the trainee to contribute positively to society and prepare the trainees for further academic pursuit.
Specific objectives include: