Welcome to the Department of Building Technology
On behalf of all staff of the Department – Teaching and Non-teaching, including students, I, Bldr. Dr N. M. Anosike do hereby welcome all viewers of this site to an exciting experience. Depending on the time of the visit to the site, all published information or data will continue to be reviewed and updated as the need arises. We are here to serve you. If you have further inquiries please don’t hesitate to contact the Department through the contact addresses published here.
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Our vision is to raise committed quality professional builders and leaders in the fields of Construction Management, Building structures, Construction Technology, Building Services Engineering, Building/Facilities Maintenance & Management as well as in Construction Economics in order to sustain the built environment.
The mission of the Building Department of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri is to provide trained and competent graduates in Building Construction process and its management, which will enable such professionals in the Building Industry to coordinate and control the technological, economic, human and material resources involved in the building process.
The Department of Building, formerly known as Department of Building Technology, was established in 2010 as one of the pioneer departments in the then School of Environmental Technology, SOET (Now School of Environmental Sciences, SOES). The Department started out with 42 pioneer students.
The Department of Building, FUTO, offers Building education through a designed course programme including classroom lectures, laboratory practicals, fieldwork, and work experience scheme. The package serves as a good springboard to the graduate Builder towards careers in building and construction Technology/management.
Since establishment in 2010, the department has grown from strength to strength due to input from qualified and highly experienced academic, technical/technological and administrative staff and associates alike. It has lecture rooms, offices and other facilities essential for undergraduate Building education.
The department’s curriculum is updated and enriched periodically to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
|S/N||NAME OF STAFF||RANK||QUALIFICATION||AREA(S) OF SPECIALIZATION|
|1||Bldr. Dr N.M. Anosike||Senior Lecturer/Head of Department||B.Sc (Hons.) Building (ABU), 1991, M.Sc (Constr. Mgmt, 2004, PhD (Constr. Mgmt, 2011), MNIOB CORBON; MNIQS, QSRBN||Construction & Cost Management. Sustainable Built Environment|
|2||Bldr. Dr I. A. Odesola||Reader||B.Sc (HON) Building (UNIJOS), M.Sc Constr. Mgt, PhD, Constr. Mgt., MNIOB, CORBON||Construction Management|
|3||Bldr. C. C. Nwosu||Lecturer I||B.Sc, (HON) Building, M.Sc Constr. Mgt., MNIOB, FNIQS, CORBON, QSRBN||Construction Management|
|4||Dr E.I. Nkeleme||Lecturer II||B.Sc, 2009, Building; M.Sc., 2014, Building Services; MNIOB, PhD Building Maintenance||Building Services and Maintenance|
|5||Mr U.C. Onwuegbuchulem||Lecturer II||B.Sc, 2004, Building; M.Sc, 2009, Structural Engineering; COREN, Aff.MASCE, 2006, MIStructE, MNIM.||Structures and Fire engineering|
|6||Mr C. Okoro||Lecturer II||B.Sc, 2008, Building; M.Sc., 2014, Const. Mgt.||Construction Management|
|7||Mr O.I. Achigbu||Lecturer II||B.Sc, 2009, Building; M.Sc., 2014, Const. Cost & Project Mgt.||Construction Cost & Project Mgt.|
|8||Mr J. Obiefula||Assistant Lecturer||B.Sc, 2006, Building; M.Sc., 2009, Const. Mgt.||Construction Management.|
|9||Mr E.M. Agbagha||Assistant Lecturer||B.Sc, 2008, Building; M.Sc., 2014, Const. Mgt.||Construction Management.|
|10||Mr Obinna Ogbuagu||Asst. Lecturer||B.Sc (Bldg) 2008, M.Sc Construction Management 2014||Construction Management.|
|11||Mrs Oluchukwu Nzeneri||Asst. Lecturer||B.Sc (Bldg) 2007, M.Sc Constr. Mgt. 2012||Construction Management.|
|12||Osadola Opeyemi Ayodeji||Asst. Lecturer||B.Sc (Bldg) 2012; M.Sc Building Structures||Building Structures Construction Technology|
|13||Kenkwo Franklin C.||Graduate Asst.||B.Sc (HONS) Building, IMSU||Building Construction|
|1||Mr.||Asika Dickson Okechukwu||Technologist II|
|2||Mr.||Muhammad Umar Faruk||Technologist II|
|1||M. S. C. Ezema||Senior Assistant Registrar/DAO|
|2||Mr V. O. Obi||Senior Assistant Registrar|
|3||Mrs Mbahaotu Linda C.||Administrative Assistant|
|4||Mrs J. Uche-Oriaku||Principal Executive Officer|
|5||Mrs. Ndubuisi Vivian N.||Executive Officer|
|6||Mrs C. E. Effiong||Chief Clerical Supervisor|
|7||Mrs Chiedo Ngozi||Clerical Supervisor|
|8||Ms Onyeocha Esther O.||Computer Processor|
|9||Mr Onwudinjo Crowther N.||Clerical Officer|
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||UNIT||COURSE LECTURER|
|BLD 405||Integrated Studio Work||3||Bldr. Dr N.M. Anosike|
|BLD 503||Adv. Construction Technology 1||2||Bldr. Dr N.M. Anosike|
|BLD 421||Construction Management||3||Bldr. Dr I. Odesola|
|BLD 513||Prof. Practice & Procedures||2||Bldr. Dr I. Odesola|
|BLD 521||Construction Plants Equipment||2||Bldr. Dr I. Odesola|
|BLD 515||Construction Mat. Development||2||Bldr. Dr D. Ikediashi|
|BLD 505||Building Proj. Mgt. Principle||2||Bldr. Dr D. Ikediashi|
|BLD 423||Research Method||2||Bldr. Dr D. Ikediashi|
|BLD 311||Building Services and Equipment 1||2||Bldr. Dr I. Ajiero|
|BLD 517||Building Seminar||1||Bldr. Dr I. Ajiero|
|BLD 523||Building Service – Solar||2||Bldr. Dr I. Ajiero|
|BLD 401||Building Economics||2||Bldr. C.C.C. Nwosu|
|BLD 413||Contract Law & Tort/Management||2||Bldr. C.C.C. Nwosu|
|BLD 213||Structural Mechanics||2||Mr E.I. Nkeleme|
|BLD 201||Intro. Building and Building Mats.||2||Mr. E.I. Nkeleme|
|BLD 327||Fire Engineering||2||Mr. U.O. Onwuegbuchulem|
|BLD 511||Reinforced Conc. Design II||2||Mr. U.O. Onwuegbuchulem|
|BLD 323||Building Thermodynamics||3||Mr. O. Ogbuagu|
|BLD 325||Building Maintenance 1||2||Mr. O. Ogbuagu|
|BLD 313||Construction Tech. 1||2||Mr O. Achigbu|
|BLD 403||Building Production Management II||2||Mr O. Achigbu|
|BLD 201||Intro. Building and Building Mats.||2||Mr M.E. Agbagha|
|BLD 301||Budgeting & Finance||1||Mr M.E. Agbagha|
|BLD 405||Integrated Studio Work||3||Mrs O. Nzeneri|
|BLD 409||Construction & Building Safety||2||Mrs O. Nzeneri|
|BLD 321||Structural Theory and Design II||3||Mr O. Osadola|
|BLD 417||Structural Theory and Design III||2||Mr O. Osadola|
|BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I||BIO 101/103|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||CHM 101|
|WORKSHOP PRACTICE I||ENG 101|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING||ENG 103|
|INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH||FRN 101|
|USE OF ENGLISH I||GST 101|
|INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR||IGB 101|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I||MTH 101|
|GENERAL PHYSICS I||PHY 101|
|BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II||BIO 102/104|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY II||CHM 102|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING II||ENG 104|
|FRENCH LANGUAGE II||FRN 102|
|IGBO LANGUAGE II||IGB 102|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II||MTH 102|
|GENERAL PHYSICS II||PHY 102|
|USE OF ENGLISH II||GST 102|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE I||GST 108|
|SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY||GST 110|
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Programmes, of course, leading to the award of Bachelor’s degree shall be provided in each school and department.
Instructions are by the course unit system. A course unit is defined as a series of fifty-one-hour lectures or a series of forty-five-hour laboratory work, or any equivalent workload offered over one semester of about fifteen weeks.
The following terms shall apply in evaluation
Grade Point (GP): the grade derived from the actual percentage or raw score for a course: the raw score is converted into a letter grade from A to F and a grade point ranging from 5 to 0 as shown in section 21.
Total Grade Point (TGP): this is derived from multiplying the grade points by the units per course and summing up to the grade for all the courses registered.
Total Number of Units (TNU): this is obtained by adding up all the units taken by the student in the semester.
Grade Point Average (GPA): performance in any semester is reported as a grade point average. The GPA is the average of weighted grade points earned in the course taken during the semester. The GPA is obtained by dividing the TGP by the TNU.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): this is the up to date average of the grade points earned by the students in a programme of study. It is an indication of the students’ overall performance at any point In the programme. To compute the CGPA, the TGP’s for all the semesters are added, then divided by the TNU’s for all courses registered by the student.
There shall be five levels of undergraduate courses coded as follows:
- 1st Year 101 – 199
- 2nd Year 201 – 299
- 3rd Year 301 – 399
- 4th Year 401 – 499
- 5th Year 501 – 599
As a rule, Harmattan Semester course codes end in odd numbers while Rain semester course codes end in even numbers.
A student shall normally be required to register for and take a minimum of 15 Units and a maximum of 24 Units during each semester. However, in exceptional cases, three additional units above the present maximum of 24 units may be approved as follows:
A student with CGPA of not less than 3.00 may register up to a maximum of 27 Units per semester on the approval of the school board of studies. Such approval shall be processed to the senate for ratification.
A 400 level student may register up a maximum of 27 units during the Harmattan semesters on the approval of the senate.
A graduating student may register up to a maximum of 30 units per semester on the approval of the senate.
Appropriate pre-requisite and/or concurrent course may be waived for suitably qualified candidates only by the Senate on the recommendation of the appropriate school board of the student(s).
Each course shall be examined at the end of the semester in which the course is completed. Any deferment shall be by the approval of the Senate on the recommendation of the school board of the student concerned. At the end of each course, a candidate shall be credited with the number of units assigned for each course taken and passed.
DURATION OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
Unless otherwise permitted by the senate, a student shall complete a Bachelor’s degree programme in not less than ten semesters and not more than fourteen semesters, from the date of first registration in the university. Any period of authorized withdrawal shall not be included. These provisions shall not apply to transfer students from other universities or to students admitted by direct entry.
A degree certificate shall bear the date on which the senate approved that the student has fulfilled the university’s requirements for the award of the degree.
A transfer student with advanced standing shall be required to spend not less than three academic sessions (6 semesters) in the university to be eligible for a degree. The courses required for the graduation of such a transfer student shall be duly approved by the Senate on the recommendation of the appropriate school board of studies.
No student shall be eligible for semester examination unless he has fulfilled the conditions laid down by the university.
No final year student shall be given his degree certificate or statement of result for transcript unless the registrar certifies that the candidate is not indebted to the university in any way.
Permission to appear at the university examination may be withdrawn at any stage by the senate for ratification.
The formal examination shall normally be held at the end of each semester. Resit examinations are not held.
All lectures shall end at least three days before the first day of the semester examination.
For all semester examinations, a student shall as far as practicable not be required to take more than two papers within a period of 24hours.
The committee shall provide an examination time-table for all university common courses (UCC) and circulate to all schools and student notice boards. The Dean of each school shall produce the examination time-table for courses offered in his school in harmony with the time-table for UCC.
Examinations shall be spread fairly evenly between morning and afternoon sessions so that the most economical use may be made of available accommodations
Admission to Building program can be classified into normal admission, into 100 level for holders of SSCE or equivalent and special admission for holders of other qualification which will be evaluated for placement at the appropriate level.
Normal Admission (JAMB – UTME)
To be eligible for admission, candidates must have 5 credit passes at SSCE or equivalent in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any other from Building Construction, Land surveying, Fine arts, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography and Biology.
JAMB – UTME subjects include: English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Special Admission (DIRECT ENTRY)
Holders of HSC, GCE A/L, IMB, ND and HND certificates from recognized institutions in Building or Civil Engineering and other relevant qualifications will be evaluated for placement at varying degree levels.
Recently, the Department obtained full accreditation status after the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation visitation exercise conducted in May 2019.
This is for a period of 5 years 2023. We are also expecting full professional accreditation status after the proposed council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) proposed accreditation exercise in November 2020.
More than 90% of our academic staff have obtained a PhD degree qualifications or already pursuing a PhD programme, as well as at least, had obtained the corporate membership of our professional body, the Nigeria Institute Of Building (NIOB). One of our staff obtained the TETFUND Scholarship for a PhD degree abroad. The Department in the last 33rd convocation ceremony produced the first-class student for the first time in the 2018/2019 academic session. A member of academic staff also obtained a PhD degree in November 2019. All our academic staff are registered active members of the NIOB, Imo Chapter.
- Head of Departments’ Office
- Administrative/General Office
- Department’s ten (10) seat Library, furnished with current textbooks, journals, professional magazines, etc. in soft and hard copies. The Departmental library is also connected to the School of Environmental Sciences Library as well as the University Central Library.
- Computer room, furnished with at least six (7) functional Desktop/Laptop Computers and accessories as well as two software packages – Orion (structure design & analysis) and Primavera (Construction / Project Management).
- Furnished Office Accommodation, for all our staff
- Three (3) Classrooms, furnished with luxury seats for at least fifty (50) students each and one 500 capacity SOES Lecture theatre.
- Laboratories for Geotechnical (soil) studies/tests, concrete works and structures. These are centrally located by the University in the Civil Engineering Department Building
- Workshops for woodwork, electrical, mechanical & Plumbing and Masonry. These are also located in the various Engineering Blocks.
- Two (2) Classroom for Studio work. Each of the Studios has a capacity of forty-five (45) students and equipped with drawing boards and accessories.
The National Association of Building Students (NAOBS) FUTO CHAPTER
The Students body was established at the inception of the Department. The students’ body is an affiliate chapter of the National body of building students across the tertiary institution in Nigeria. Yearly a democratic election is conducted by the students themselves to elect NAOBS Executive Officers to run its affairs. The student body also has academic staff as their patron.