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

IDEX River Reactions City of Elizabethton

IDEXlab presents to the City of Elizabethton Tennessee

Students in the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), have been working on a sponsored studio project with the City of Elizabethton’s ...

mobiLanding project on Beech Mountain

IDEXlab continues construction on the mobiLANDING

Snow or shine, the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory) cohort continues construction of the mobiLANDING project on Beech Mountain, the ...

Supine Dome (1948) at Black Mountain College from bfi.org

Studio IV Goes To Black Mountain College

Students in TEC 4748 Architectural Design Studio IV, the senior capstone course for those concentrating in Architectural Technology and Design, are ex...

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