Building Science

Receive a Comprehensive & Diverse Educational Experience in Building Science

Prepare for a variety of careers within the residential, commercial, industrial, performance, and design fields of the building industry. Coursework emphasizes energy efficiency, sustainable design, construction processes and innovative materials using applied learning techniques and the most current computer software, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), which is applied to building design, estimating, engineering and scheduling.

The diverse faculty includes registered professionals, such as engineers, architects, and general contractors with many years of design and construction experience, as well as researchers in materials science and building performance.

Building Science Program News

Appalachian students build tiny house for local nonprofit KAMPN

Students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are spending five weeks this summer embrac...

Tiny House Build 2018

Appalachian students build tiny house for local non-profit

Students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are spending five weeks this summer embrac...

Mobilanding at Beech Mountain

Appalachian students build research structure at Beech Mountain

BOONE, N.C. — Students enrolled in the Integrative Design Experience Laboratory (IDEXlab) at Appalachian State University have completed the mobiLAN...

Computer Requirements

laptopAll programs in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are computer intensive. Currently, students are requested to have a laptop computer for each of the programs and some programs require the laptop. Learn more