Department of Building Technologists
The Institute provides an opportunity to learn the essence of architecture and construction by building full-scale structures so that you can become a leading engineer in the construction industry.
Our school nurtures you into a multi-talented engineer who can handle on-site operations and also manage your team as a facilitator. In your freshman and sophomore years, you learn the theories and practices of the entire construction process from putting up scaffolding to construction perfection regardless of whether the building is made of wood or reinforced concrete. In your junior year, you choose a specialty. Some general contractor employees leave their jobs because of demanding work without learning advanced knowledge for on-site operations during their schooling and training. However, our practical-oriented curriculums provide you with an opportunity to get used to on-site operations and to have frequent communication with carpenters and plasterers so that you can smoothly adapt yourself to working on-site after graduation. This training enables you to learn what you cannot learn only from building sketches and model structures.
The Institute has a well-balanced package of subjects necessary for acquiring all the basics of architecture and construction, including construction management, architecture planning, construction methodology, environmental studies, materials, CAD, measurement, integration, related laws and regulations, drawing, safety, life rescue, and building services. In your junior year, you develop specialized knowledge in four model programs. In your sophomore and senior year, you can take the internship program in which you undergo on-the-job training at a company. In addition, you put much energy into special research and production activities for graduation in your senior year.
The Timber Construction Program
This program is intended to help you learn the best-organized theories and practices of wooden architecture at the level of university education. This curriculum enables you to build wooden structures using traditional methods on your own by repeating the practical exercises of construction. The curriculum is appropriate for those who aspire to becoming general carpenters or special shrine and temple carpenters and those who hope to be involved in timber construction projects such as the preservation of cultural heritages.
Our curriculum includes many subjects, such as Wooden Structure Framework Methods, Conservation and Restoration, Structural Design of Timber Structures, Wooden Structures, Integration and Practices, History of Japanese Architecture and Timber Structure and Practices.
The Structure Construction Program
This program is intended to help you learn architecture, civil engineering and environmental studies for sophisticated urban functions. This curriculum enables you to acquire skills to construct strong reinforced concrete structures with a focus on earthquake-resistance, seismic isolation, strength and durability, which you learn through lectures. The curriculum is appropriate for people who hope to be involved in the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and bridges. Our curriculum includes many subjects, such as RC Structure, Hybrid Structure, Seismic Resistant and Isolation, Structures Integration and Practices and Nature and Cities.
The Finishing and Interior Program
his program, by putting materials to their utmost use, is intended to help you learn finishing techniques for the maintenance of structures. This curriculum enables you to acquire finishing techniques to protect buildings from the external environment. You learn through experiments and exercises, and you develop skills to create gardens and exterior structures in harmony with buildings. The curriculum is appropriate for people hoping to be involved in interior and exterior work and furniture making.
Our curriculum includes many subjects, such as Finishing Materials, Finishing Skills and Practices, Dry Finishing Methods, Furniture-Making Skills and Practices and Landscape Skills.
The Architecture Design Program
This program is intended to help you learn architecture design that at the same time facilitates functionality and durability. This curriculum, based on environmental studies, enables you to acquire skills to design and construct structures and landscapes that are friendly to human beings and the natural environments. The curriculum is appropriate for people aspiring to become architects and designers and people hoping to be involved in environmental design. Our curriculum includes many subjects, such as Nature and Cities, Wooden Architecture Design, Housing Studies, Structure Design, Interior Planning and Construction Total Design.
Our school contributes works crafted by our students to neighboring parks and also cooperates in public works projects for their design management and construction operations.