The Philosophy of the Department of Building Technology complements the overall Mission of developing the total manĀ  via the vehicle of education. In other words, it is intended to raise a new generation of leaders. The building industry plays a unique and vital role in the development of a nation. Unfortunately, this is an industry still being run by a group of untrained people. Therefore, the development of the total man is a pertinent issue for the total emancipation of this important industry. The Building Technology Programme, therefore, is required to be richer and deeper in content than has hitherto been the case. A new approach to information dissemination needs to be found to prepare students to excel in practice as construction project managers, building project planners and construction activities programmers, good project cost estimators and human relations managers. All of these require integrity, posibility mental capacity and diligence.