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Department of Building Technology

Department of Building Technology


Surv. Callistus Tengan

(BSc, MPhil, MGhIS,PhD - Head of Department)


The Department of Building Technology, under the School of Engineering (SOE), was established in 2011. The Department has been training construction/building technicians and technologists for the built/construction industry. The Department is equipped with the state of the art laboratory and experienced industry professionals and technicians who diligently impart skills and knowledge through hands-on training and learning methods.  



The Department seeks to train students to acquire the requisite competencies to support the development of the construction industry in Ghana.



The vision of the Department is to become a pinnacle of academic excellence for research into building and construction technologies and the training of skilled professionals for the building industry.



The objectives of the Department are to:

  1. Equip students with competencies in the areas of planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructural projects,
  2. Provide opportunities for the professional development of graduates in the built environment,
  3. Continually undertake research into building technology and other related areas of study to find solutions to pertinent problems within the industry and consequently improve upon the methods of construction,
  4. Develop the entrepreneurial skills of graduates for the job market and enhance the opportunities for self-employment,
  5. Collaborate with industry and other stakeholders to develop students for current and future challenges
  6. And to position students strategically to take advantage of opportunities in the construction industry.

Department Units are yet to be populated.

Staff of the Department

Name of staff


Area of specialization


Arch. Stephen Allan-Ballara, PhD

PhD Architecture (Pending, (University of Auckland, New Zealand), MSc., BSc. Architecture (KNUST, Ghana), AGIA

Architecture and Construction Technology


Surv. Callistus Tengan, PhD

DPhil, Civil Engineering (Pending, University of Johannesburg, South Africa), MPhil, Construction Tech., (UEW-Kumasi), BSc. Construction Technology (KNUST), Diploma in Quantity Surveying (MGhIS)

Construction Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Quantity Surveying, Technical, Vocational and Engineering Education, SME Contractor Development

Senior Lecturer

Engr. Napoleon Kuebutornye K. D

M-Tech. Construction Tech., (UEW- Kumasi) BSc. Quantity surveying and construction economics (KNUST),

Quantity surveying and construction economics


Engr Francis A. Ayam

MSc. Construction Management (KNUST), BTech. Building Tech., HND

Construction management


Engr. Annor-Asubonteng Joseph.

M-Tech. Construction Tech.(UEW- Kumasi) B.Tech., Building Tech.,

Construction Technology, Project Management, Quantity Surveying


Engr. Tom  M. Asigri

M-Tech. Construction Tech. (UEW-Kumasi), BSc.,

Construction Technology


Mr. Minyila Roland

M-Tech. Construction Tech, B.Ed Construction. (UEW- Kumasi)

Construction Management


Arch. Saeed Akannah .Junior

Master of Architecture, BSc. (KNUST)

Architecture, Urban Planning, Construction Technology


Upcoming programmes (HND & B-Tech)

The following tertiary and non-tertiary programmes are currently under consideration to be introduced in the next academic year starting 2018/2019.

Tertiary Programs

  • Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in Building Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in Estate Management
  • Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in Facility Management
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Estate Management
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Facility Management

Non-Tertiary Programs

  • Advanced Block laying and concreting craft
  • Construction Technician course I (CTC I)
  • Construction Technician course II (CTC II)
  • Construction Technician course III (CTC III)