The Construction Technology Programme (CTP) is structured to satisfy the needs of many property practitioners who have entered the industry via routes other than specific training and education in the built environment. Many persons, who take responsibility for the erection, maintenance, redevelopment, facilities management, project management, etc. of existing buildings and building projects, actually never had the opportunity to undergo structured training or education in building construction technology.
The profile of the course has been created to cover a wide variety of technology knowledge areas, with the prime objective to foster a knowledge base supported by adequate information to address technical issues. Guidance regarding the way buildings are “put together” and how they function are given, making it possible to take responsible technical decisions, not having to rely only on the judgement of others.
Comprehensive study material is offered by a number of expert lecturers and professional practitioners in the built environment. It is done by way of formal lectures, group work, discussion groups and case studies.
Persons with insufficient technical knowledge, involved in the property industry and the built environment, benefit immensely from the CTP. They get rid of that “blank stare” when technology enters the discussion. It follows, that very beneficial “cost saving” technical decision making becomes a reality if you know “what is what”. The following topics, which are supported by excellent study material, are dealt with:
- Soil mechanics and foundations
- Construction technology
- Cement and concrete
- Building components and finishes
- Electrical equipment and services
- Mechanical equipment and services
- Plumbing installations: Water supply, sewerage and drainage
- Passive environmental control
- Intelligent buildings, energy efficiency and “ green” technology
- Pest control
- Maintenance work
- Regulatory environment
Being a technological programme, it is equally suitable for, and aimed at both the private and the public sectors. Delegates will benefit substantially from the enhancement of their technological knowledge base through this programme.