• Updated : Sep 21, 2020 11:24 am

Welcome to the Department of Building Technology, School of Environmental Studies, Yaba College of Technology. The Department is thinking globally, to grow our presence internationally and further our already leading position locally. We are concerned with producing graduates in Building Technology at the Higher National Diploma (HND) level, which provides the nation with high-level man-power that are internationally recognized.

Significant investment in our students and support for Academics in their career development 

is the hallmark that stands us out as we expect both to achieve career success and give back to the department through adequate representation in the global work market and also make a difference to the world.

In line with our Vision and Mission statement; the department is involved in Teaching, 

Learning, Research and Provision of Services to the community and the nation at large. The curriculum is developed to include all the core courses which are basic to the Building profession and relevant to the practice of Building in a developing country like Nigeria.

The program is broadened by courses at Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher 

National Diploma (HND) level which include Construction Management, Maintenance Management, Structural Design and Detailing, Theory of Structures and Building Drawing. 

Our laboratories provide all students with a stimulating learning experience which includes 

opportunities to develop skills that extends beyond their studies, with life projects to fuel their enthusiasm and hone their abilities - Students gain a broad-based experience during their Plumbing, Electrical, Woodwork, Painting and concrete workshop practices, Student Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES) and one-year Industrial attachment.

Our targeted achievements are premised on our dedicated staff, students, alumni, partners and 

College management; being a close community situated in Lagos one of the most vibrant cities in Nigeria and world over. 

While wishing all our students productive and peaceful studies, I implore you to visit our 

website and find information about our programs, students’ activities and staff research activities. 

It promises to be a rewarding experience for both returning and prospective students.


The Department of Building Technology is undoubtedly the oldest in the School of Environmental Studies, deriving its root since 1947 when the Institution was created and named Yaba Technical Institute. Then, courses offered were in Carpentry and Joinery. 

When in 1968departments were created, itbecame known as department of Civil Engineering and Building. Many of the presents leaders in the construction industry were products of this great department.

In 1981, the school system was introduced and the Building program emerged in the School of Environmental Studies under the department of Building and Quantity Surveying. With the blessing of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in April 1987, the department of Building and Quantity Surveying was split into two, and the department of Building Technology became a fully autonomous department.

Experienced Lecturers, seasoned Instructors and Technologists recognized by National and International professional bodies abound in the department.

Present and Past Heads/Supervisory Officers of the Department

    1. Bldr. Fagbamila, T.O.        -    H.O.D. 1981 - 1987

    2. Bldr. Araba, A.O.         -    H.O.D. 1987 - 1991

    3. Engr. Odetoyinbo, O.A.    -    H.O.D. 1991 - 1992

    4. Bldr. Adebayo, S.O.        -     H.O.D. 1992 - 1995

    5. Engr. Abimbola,  T.A.    -    H.O.D. 1995 – 2000

    6. Bldr. Poroye, A.O.         -    H.O.D. 2000 – 2001

    7. Bldr. Balogun, M.O.        -    H.O.D. 2001 – 2005

    8. Bldr. Awe, E.M.        -     H.O.D. 2005 – 2008

    9. Bldr. Atere, O.V.         -    H.O.D. 2008-    2010

    10. Bldr. Balogun, M.O.         -    H.O.D. 2010 - 2013

    11. Bldr. (Dr.) Awe, E.M.        -     H.O.D. 2013 – 2017

    12. Bldr. (Dr.) Akinsola, O. E.    -    H.O.D. 2017- 2019

    13. Dr. Adetola, A. E.        -    H.O.D. March 2019- December 2019

    14. Bldr. Aladeloba, A. E.            H.O.D.    January 2020- Till date


The department offers the ND and HND programme on both full time and part time basis. The full time programme runs for a minimum of four (4) academic semesters while the part time is run for a minimum of six (6) academic semesters. 

Requirements of National Diploma (ND) And Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes

    • National Diploma (ND)

Minimum of Five O” Level Credit Passes in WASSCE, NECO or NABTEB or equivalent recognized qualification which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any out of the following subjects in not more than two sittings:

    1. Economics

    2. Geography

    3. Biology/Agric. Science

    4. Technical Drawing/ Fine Art

    5. Building Construction

    6. Metal Work/ Wood Work

    7. Basic Electricity/ Electronics

    • Higher National Diploma

    1. All WASSCE/NECO/NABTEB or equivalent examination requirements for admission into the National Diploma programme and

    2. A minimum of Lower Credit award at National Diploma in Building Technology from Yaba College of Technology or recognized Institution with NBTE accreditation plus one year post- ND cognate industrial work experience. Candidates with Pass award at National Diploma in Building Technology with two years post- ND cognate experience may be admitted to the HND programme subject to satisfactory performance at interview. 

Goal and Objectives of The Programmes

    • National Diploma Programme in Building Technology

The programme is aimed at producing diplomate/ middle level technicians that are capable of performing basic Building Technology responsibilities both in the private and public sector of the economy.

The objectives are to ensure that the products of this programme are able to assist the Professional Builder in:

    (i) management of site works;

    (ii) maintenance of existing buildings;

    (iii) examination of building plans for conformity to building regulations;

    (iv) carrying out repairs, rehabilitation, improvement and alteration of existing building and related structures;

    (v) carrying out basic building surveying duties;

    (vi) selection of materials and techniques for new building system;

    (vii) safety, welfare and quality assurance in building construction and maintenance;

    (viii) carry health and safety audit on site and ensure health and safety measures are put in place on site;

    (ix) preparation of Bill of Quantities and tender documents.

    • Higher National Diploma Programme in Building Technology

The programme is designed to prepare Higher Building Technologist for the construction industry and the economy at large

On completion of the programme, the diplomate will be able to perform the following functions:

    (i) supervise and control the construction of all types of buildings from setting out to final completion;

    (ii) prepare programme and progress chart for housing projects;

    (iii) prepare medium size bill of quantities for lump sum contract;

    (iv) extract and compile schedule of materials required for construction from Architects, Bill of Quantities and  Engineers drawings;

    (v) design and make working drawings of medium size building structures and interpret working drawings of all types of buildings;

    (vi) carry out site measurements for reparation of bonus schemes for workmen and for interim and final accounts for the contractors claim;

    (vii) carry out inspection of buildings and other properties including estate roads and undertake the repairs and maintenance of works;

    (viii) carry out structural survey and building survey of existing buildings and prepare schedule of dilapidations and repairs;

    (ix) compile simple estimates for minor works; analyze and price simple bills of quantities;

    (x) prepare construction budget and estimates for various categories of building works;

    (xi) implement various health and safety legislations and requirement on site;

    (xii) use computer to carry out functions ii, iii, v, and vii above.


Adesina Emmanuel Aladeloba is the Head, Department of Building Technology, School of Environmental Studies, Yaba College of Technology. He was elected the HOD in February, 2020 and he’s responsible for leading and directing the department. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Building Technology from Yaba College of Technology, B.Sc. in Estate Management, M.Sc in Construction Management and M.Phil in Construction Management from University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Building (FNIOB) and a registered member of Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), Associate, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuer (ANIVS) andregistered member of Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON). His areas of specialization are, Building Maintenance, Management, Construction, Budgeting and Finance.