Building Technology offers students the opportunity to explore critical topics for the future of the built environment and natural resources. Our program explores ways to use design and technology to create buildings that contribute to a more humane and environmentally responsible built world. Strategies employed toward these ends include integrated architectural design strategies, resource accounting through material flow analysis and life cycle assessment, building and urban energy modeling and simulation, human comfort analysis, control design and engineering, and other technologically-informed design methods.
Graduates of the Building Construction program may go into business for themselves or may seek employment in the construction industry for rough and finish carpentry in new construction and remodeling, cabinetmaking, estimating, and building maintenance. Graduates of the Construction Management program may pursue entry-level management and supervisory positions in residential and commercial construction.
Depending on which certificate option is chosen, graduates of the program will be expected to employ a combination of skills on the job; the fundamental skills include mathematics, writing, and communication skills, as well as teamwork.
Duties and tasks
- Assist in establishing and maintaining a preventative maintenance program
- Contribute to tender preparations
- Determine project costs and the approximate time it will take to complete
- Liaise and negotiate with sub-contractors and other construction/building workers
- Maintain up-to-date records of work orders, project progress and any modifications to the job specifications
- Organise the supply of appropriate materials and equipment
- Provide technical support to a range of professionals such as Builders, Engineers and Construction Managers
- Read and follow blue prints and building plans to determine specific job requirements
- Understand and follow codes of practice and building regulations.