BRIEF BACKGROUND


The Building Department is one of the oldest departments in the Polytechnic. It is one of the departments in the Polytechnic that offers up to date curriculum in Building Construction for the training of students from the intermediate to Higher National Diploma level. The Furniture Craft/Carpentry and Joinery as well as the Painting and Decorating sections are now under the Building Department.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Building Department is to provide high quality, career focused education and training in construction related programmes at the Tertiary Level with emphasis on practical work, experience and entrepreneurial skills of students to fill the middle level manpower needs of the country in support of the economic development as well as up-grading the construction knowledge of personnel in the built environment.

 

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Department are to:

Offer programmes tailored to meet the nation’s need.
Provide opportunity for the development of research.
Develop management methods and craft skills that are peculiar to Ghana and other third world countries.
Educate students on how to organize and manage human and materials in constructional work.
Train students on the construction of mid-rise buildings.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

The following Non-Tertiary and Tertiary programmes are offered in the Department:

NON-TERTIARY COURSES

Craft Programmes
1. Intermediate Blocklaying and Concreting.
2. Advanced Blocklaying and Concreting.
3. Pre- HND Building Technology

Technician Programmes

1. Construction Technician Course Part I
2. Construction Technician Course Part II

TERTIARY COURSES

1. Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in Building Technology (New Course)
2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Building Technology
3 Construction Technician Course Part III

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

The Department provides short professional courses for artisans in the construction industry and is also engaged in consultancy services, cost evaluation, design and supervision of construction projects.

RESEARCH INTEREST/ACTIVITIES

The following are the on-going research work in the Department:

Cement Stabilised Blocks from Sand and Laterite Mixture. 
Impact of Entrepreneurship in the Construction Industry. 
Impact of Compaction on the Strength of Sandcrete Blocks for Building Construction.