Building Technology

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Overview

Growth in the construction industry is tied to the health of the economy and trends in population. Jobs for architects are expected to grow by 16% by 2018 while jobs for construction managers, by 17% and construction laborers, by 20%. With job growth comes competition. In order to become a competitive candidate, it’s necessary to get the skills to get ahead.

In fact, by 2018, 34% of jobs in this career cluster will require post secondary education and training. Architecture jobs will require 97% of their workers to have postsecondary education and training.

The Building Technology department houses programs in Building Technology & Design and Construction Management. These associate in science degree programs provide an in-depth introduction to building technology and architectural concepts and skills pertaining to the design and construction of facilities, preparing students for careers in architecture, construction management, building technologies, and facilities management.Employment opportunities include entry-level CAD/BIM drafter/designer and technician level work in architecture, engineering, construction, facilities departments, manufacturing, fabrication, and positions as construction managers. The department also prepares students for further academic study in architecture, facilities management and construction management.

Many graduates decide to pursue Bachelor degrees at other colleges or universities. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has an articulation agreement with the Boston Architectural College (BAC). Under this agreement, students receive credit for courses passed at BFIT with a grade of C or better towards a Bachelor’s degree at BAC. BFIT also has an articulation agreement with Wentworth Institute of Technology. Under this agreement BFIT graduates can enter Wentworth's Facility Management Program upon successful graduation from BFIT.

The programs we offer enable graduates to:

  • Draw plans, elevations, sections and isometric views of 3-dimensional objects

  • Produce a set of construction documents for buildings, residences, and other structures using AutoCAD and Revit (BIM) computer programs

  • Create and view 3-dimensional drawings and render 3-dimensional structures in a scene

  • Calculate heating and cooling loads in buildings, evaluate site drainage calculate water demand and electrical loads

  • Apply knowledge in planning, budgeting, and scheduling of labor, materials and equipment

  • Estimate job costs and requirements for construction projects

  • And more..

Learn more about our programs in:

  • Building Technology & Design
  • Construction Management

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