It has long been recognized and appreciated that the building process requires highly skilled labour to deliver quality product promptly. Hitherto this expectation is yet to be achieved and as a consequence the industry has suffered a number of setbacks – cost and time overrun, abandonment of building projects, building collapse, and premature decay of our environment. Therefore, of necessity, building most be handled by qualified professionals who are adequately and properly trained.
It is therefore my pleasure to welcome all and sundry to this great department, the birthplace of successful construction practioners. Department of Building, at the moment, offers a five year undergraduate programme in Building Technology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. In the very near future, however, it is hoped that the undergraduate programme would have to be split and planned to take care of the increased specialization required for effective and increased participation of the various professionals in the construction industry. The specialized areas of study include the following programmes:
(i) Management of Construction Projects
(ii) Building Structures and Construction Technology
(iii) Building Services Engineering
(iv) Building Maintenance
(v) Construction Economics
A Builder could be useful in the following areas of human endeavours: Construction Industry, Educational Institutes, Banks, Finance House, Insurance, Housing Corporation, Military Establishments, Oil Industry, the tree tiers of government and their agencies, etc.
Philosophy and Objectives
Our Vision is to be a leading Department committed to raising Building Technologists in the fields of Construction Management, Building Structures, Construction Technology, Building Services Engineering, Building Maintenance and Construction Economics that will reshape the future of Building Construction in Nigeria and beyond.
Our Mission is to produce expert builders that will proffer solutions to the housing problems in Nigeria and the World at large through the introduction of local contents in the construction of Low Cost Building in the Housing for all frameworks of Vision 20-2020 and the MDGs.
The philosophy of the Department of Building Technology at Covenant University includes:
- To produce graduates who will contribute to the general building policy of the world.
- To produce graduates who will proffer solutions to housing and structural developments of the developing nations.
- To produce technocrats to proffer solutions in the areas of infrastructural development of the developing nations of the world, which will help ameliorate poverty.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
- To support the students’ technical ability with appropriate management and moral background information for optimum performance in practice as contract managers, construction project supervisors, site managers/engineers, construction project programmers, building structural designers, building services designers, etc
- To produce students who are solution providers to the challenges facing the Building Industry.
- To produce students with excellent skills in Project Management as a way to reducing the spate of abandoned projects in Nigeria, Africa and the World.
To be eligible for admission into the B.Sc (Honours) Building Technology Degree programme, candidates must pass the SSCE Examination or its equivalent at credit level in five (5) subjects at not more than two (2) sittings; the subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Economics and any other from the following subjects: Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Geography, Land Surveying or Building Construction. In any case, at least a pass in Chemistry is required. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted based on their merit.
Laboratories / Studios
|ITEM||DESCRIPTION||QUANTITY||LABELLING OF EQUIPMENT & TOOLS|
|2||Block moulding machine & it mould||1||CU/BLD/A/07/BMM/01|
|3||Concrete vibrator machine & its poker||1||CU/BLD/A/07/CVM/01|
|4||Concrete drilling machine||1||CU/BLD/A/07/CDM01-5|
|6||Carpenter tools box||2||CU/BLD/A/07/CTB/01-2|
|9||Impact drilling machine||6||CU/BLD/A/07/IDM/01-6|
|10||Traverse autolevel instrument||1||CU/BLD/A/07/TAI/01|
|11||Water pumping machine||1||CU/BLD/A/07/WPM/01|
|12||Convey water hose 3/4" x 2.5 x 50mm||2 roll||CU/BLD/A/07/CWH/01-2|
|13||Hydraulic iron pipe bender||1||CU/BLD/A/07/HIP/01|
|14||Tyroleum sprayer (Paint mixer)||10||CU/BLD/A/07/TSM/01-10|
|16||Plator compactor machine||2||CU/BLD/A/09/PCM/01-2|
|17||Surface screeding machine with blade||2||CU/BLD/A/09/SSM/01-2|
|18||Soil blasting machine||1||CU/BLD/A/09/SBM/01|
|19||Ground tester (syscal junior earth resistivity meter)||1||CU/BLD/A/09/STM/01|
|20||Sieve shaker machine with set of sieve||2||CU/BLD/A/09/SSM/01-2|
|21||Hand operated sieve shaker||2||CU/BLD/A/09/HOS/01-2|
|22||Impact value testing machine||1||CU/BLD/A/09/IVT/01|
|24||Slump test apparatus||6||CU/BLD/A/09/STA/01-6|
|26||Compacting factor apparatus||1||CU/BLD/A/09/CFA/01|
|27||Vibrating table machine||2||CU/BLD/A/09/VTM/01-2|
|29||Curing tank with tap||4||CU/BLD/A/09/CTT/01-4|
|30||Digital weighing balancing (2,000g)||2||CU/BLD/A/09/DWB/01-2|
|31||Brick/block Trowel (Large and small size)||8 each||CU/BLD/A/09/BTT/01-8|
|33||Plumb rule (bob)||8||CU/BLD/A/09/PRT/01-8|
|38||Iron try square||8||CU/BLD/A/09/ITS/01-8|
|42||Measurement tape rule (5m)||4||CU/BLD/A/09/MTR/01-4|
|46||Clothing hand gloves||8||CU/BLD/A/09/CHG/01-8|
|47||Leather hand gloves||6||CU/BLD/A/09/LHG/01-6|
|50||150mm concrete cube metal mould||12||CU/BLD/A/09/CCM/01-12|
|55||Measuring take rule (30m)||8||CU/BLD/A/09/MTR/01-8|
|56||Roller small size||6||CU/BLD/A/09/RSS/01-6|
|57||Roller medium size||6||CU/BLD/A/09/RMS/01-6|
|58||Roller large size||6||CU/BLD/A/09/RLS/01-6|
|59||Brush small size||10||CU/BLD/A/O9/BSS/01-10|
|60||Brush medium size||10||CU/BLD/A/09/BMS/01-10|
|61||Brush large size||10||CU/BLD/A/09/BLS/01-10|
|62||Digital Alterbags limit devices machine||2||CU/BLD/A/09/DAL/01-02|
|63||Moisture content tins||40||CU/BLD/A/09/MCT/01-40|
|64||Laboratory dry oven 30littre||1||CU/BLD/A/09/LDO/01|
|65||Laboratory dry oven 50littre||1||CU/BLD/A/09/LDO/01|
|66||Laboratory dry oven 70littre||1||CU/BLD/A/O9/LDO/01|
|67||Digital weighing balancing (6,200g) capacity||2||CU/BLD/A/09/DWB/01-2|
|68||Digital weighing balancing [10,000g] capacity||2||CU/BLD/A/09/DWB/01-2|
|70||Schmidt hammer concrete testing||2||CU/BLD/A/09/SHC/01-02|
|71||Impact testing sieves||4||CU/BLD/A/09/ITS/01-04|
|72||Platform scale 5000kg||1||CU/BLD/A/09/PLS/01|
|74||Rounded cylinder concrete cube mould||8||CU/BLD/A/09/RCM/01-08|
|75||Block laying metal range level||10||CU/BLD/A/09/BLR/01-10|
|77||Spring spanner of different sizes||2||CU/BLD/A/09/SSP/01-02|
|78||Set of screwdriver||2||CU/BLD/A/09/SSC/01-02|
|79||Set of allen key||1||CU/BLD/A/09/SAK/01|
|82||Air entrainment meter||2||CU/BLD/A/09/AEM/01-02|
|83||Water measuring jar||6||CU/BLD/A/09/WMJ/01-06|
|84||Manual block moulding 150mm||2||CU/BLD/A/09/MBM/01-02|
|85||Manual block moulding 225mm||2||CU/BLD/A/09/MBM/01-02|
|86||Manual brick mould moulding||2||CU/BLD/A/09/MBR/01-02|
|88||Mortar & pestle||4||CU/BLD/A/09/MPE/01-04|
|89||Power G-saw machine||2||CU/BLD/A/09/PGS/01-02|
|90||Tile cutter machine||1||CU/BLD/A/09/TCM/01|
Prepared and signed by
Mr. Babalola Benjamin Lasun