Building Technology

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Building Technology programme

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



Objectives of Building Technology

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:

  • To equip trainees with the skills that give them adequate competencies in construction, maintenance, and management of building projects.
  • To develop all-rounded graduates able to integrate other professions through introductory training in a wide variety of courses outside building technology.
  • To equip the trainee with the basic principles and skills necessary for the representation of realia in drawing for communication purposes
  • To inculcate the culture of quality, productivity, and general shop and site safety among the trainees.
  • To produce technicians who are specialised in varied areas of the building industry, able to produce quality, cost-effective, and competitive outputs that meet the needs of the modern market.
  • To provide the trainee with the adequate foundational knowledge to enable them to pursue further studies.

Entry requirements for Building Technology

  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus)

Colleges offering Building Technology

Building Technology

Katine Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Building Technology

Comboni Polytechnic
Nakuru County

Building Technology

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Building Technology

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Building Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Building Technology

Michuki Technical Training Institute
Muranga County

Building Technology

Weithaga Bible and Technical Training College
Muranga County

Building Technology

National Youth Service Engineering Institute
Nairobi County

Building Technology

Railway Training Institute (RTI)
Nairobi County

Building Technology

Uwezo College
Machakos County

Building Technology

Katito Youth Polytechnic
Kisumu County

Building Technology

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Building Technology

Kenya Israel Technical College
Machakos County

Building Technology

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
Nandi County

Building Technology

PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Building Technology

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Building Technology

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
Nairobi County

Building Technology

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Building Technology

Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI)
Nairobi County

Building Technology

Moiben Technical and Vocational College
Uasin Gishu County