We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Winston Churchill

Construction Overview

Mr Stefan Potgieter

Construction focuses on concepts and the technological processes in the building environment, embracing practical skills and the application of scientific principles. This subject aims to create and improve the built environment to enhance the quality of life of the individual and society alike and to ensure the sustainable use of the natural environment.

Knowledge of subject principles, combined with applied skills, equips students with a unique set of skills, placing them apart from other students in a category much desired by industry, tertiary institutions, and entrepreneurs. Students with construction as a subject fare markedly better during the first two years at tertiary level when studying engineering than students without this background, giving them an advantage over their peers.