Workshops & Visits
Lecture Series

Vaishali Anagal is an Architect and Town Planner. She is heading Department of Building Technology since 2009. She is a recipient of “Best Teacher Award 2016” for her contribution in teaching ‘Architectural Technology’. Her Research works are presented and published in various national and international conferences and journals. Her research interests include Designing for Adaptability and Disassembly, Open Buildings, Designing for Deconstruction, Psychological aspects of Housing etc. She has been teaching Building Technology, Architectural Design, Town Planning at B. Arch and Socio Economic aspects of planning at M. Arch for last several years.

The Department of Building Technology aims to impart practical knowledge of Building Construction to the students and generating confidence in these budding architects through the knowledge of site details while dealing with contractors. This is achieved through alternative teaching and learning methods. The exposure to practical knowledge is achieved through hands on experiences, visits to construction sites and manufacturing industries to understand construction processes and materials. The department has its own publication ‘BuildText’ where students and faculty publish their research in the area of technology, materials and current practices etc. An interface between industry and academics is established through ‘EduTech’ club. The department has its own robust material museum and construction yard for hands on experiences.

Dharati Sote
Assistant Professor
Batchlor’s / UG : B.Arch Masters/ PG : M. Arch Env 2013 Pune Univ Ph.D : Register for Ph.D 2018 Dharati Sote – Wankhade is an architect, and Environmental consultant. Read More
Jayant Patwardhan
Assistant Professor
Batchlor’s / UG : 1992 BE Civil Masters/ PG : Dip.In Des. 1997 Jayant Patwardhan, is Faculty for Subjects like Building Technology, Building Services in BNCA. He is also Principal Read More
Meera Shirolkar
Batchlor’s / UG : 1998 B.Arch Shivaji Univ. Masters/ PG : 2001 METP Pune Univ. Ph.D : Registed 2013
Poorva Kulkarni
Associate Professor
Batchlor’s / UG : B.Arch Shivaji Univ Masters/ PG : M.Arch Const. Mgt. YCMOU Poorva Kulkarni has been working as a core faculty since 2007.She has published research papers at Read More
Prakash Joshi
Associate Professor
Batchlor’s / UG : 1985 B. Arch Pune Univ Masters / PG : 2008 M. Arch YCMOU Prakash A. Joshi is an Architect and Valuer by profession. Prakash Joshi has Read More
Smita Ogale
Assistant Professor
Batchlor’s / UG : B.Arch Pune Univ Masters/ PG : M.Arch DA Pune



"Shridhar Athavale Memorial Lecture Series" at BNCA.

Technology is the essence of economy. As a part of building industry, we need to be on the forefront of technology. Keeping this vision in mind, Department of Building Technology at BNCA  initiated a new lecture series which is one of the prestigious annual events at BNCA.

This lecture series has been initiated in the name of Architect Shridhar Athavale, as a tribute to his contribution in architectural education in Pune. He had been a pioneer to initiate architectural education in Pune and had worked as Head of the Department of Architecture at Bhartiya Kala Prasarini Sabha’s college of Architecture, Pune. In his memory the building technology department of the college has started the “Shridhar Athavale lecture series”, aimed at bridging the gap between the academics and the construction practices in India. They are intended to provide a common platform for interaction and experience exchange between all the professionals in the construction industry and students.

Every year, eminent architects, structural engineers and experts who have worked in the field of construction technology are invited as a speaker to guide the students and professionals in the field.

Following are the details of the lectures:


Yearly lecture series is organized annually by Building Technology Department ,BNCA,Coordinated by Prof.Poorva Kulkarni(Started in 2014)

Year Name of the Speaker Topic
4.07.2014 Er.Arun Purandare,Pune Development of ferrocast systems for building construction
6.07.2015 Ar.Rajendra Desai&Ar.Rupal Desai,Ahmedabad Post disaster building rehabilitation and role of building professionals.
1.08.2016 Dr.Anupa Manewa Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment
5.08.2017 Kantish Chaurpagar Light weight steel construction for sustainable construction practice



BuildText ….Think Future! : Periodical by Department of building technology.

Department of building technology initiated a publication, Buildtext, in 2016. Technology is the essence of economy. As a part of construction industry, students and teachers need to be on the forefront of technology. We as stake holders of the industry ,need to be updated with current architecture trends and upcoming technology in the field of construction. We are living in the modern era where we are developing tremendously day by day with huge pace of technology. While going ahead, the first most important duty of an architect to be extremely sensitive towards nature.With this publication, we are trying to know about the new technologies, new trends, which would take us closer to nature.

The vision for BNCA says that architecture education can not be ever confined within four walls of classroom. It must get extended to all stakeholders of construction industry like manufactures, experts from industry, reserarchers, structural engineers, contractors etc. This will be an important milestone in the academic progress of students in the field of construction technology. We aspire to achieve higher standards and excellence in education through this endeavour. This platform will be helpful for students to develop a good inclination towards building technology and shall make the students aware of the current market trends.This advent of a publication in the department, will encourage more and more students to understand the technology better and develop their potential to be a technically sound and environmentally sensitive architects.

Prof.Poorva Kulkarni is the chief editor of this publication in cooperation with the colleagues of the departme nt who are the contributors to the success of Buildtext.

Prof.Poorva Kulkarni,Chief Editor,Buildtext,Senior Professor at Department of Building Technology

Edutech club at BNCA

Building technology department, started a club,Edutech , dedicated to technology related activities, in BNCA, This club carries out activities like lecture series, workshops, interactions with experts, site visits etc. This club conducts a programme once in a month.  Architecture course being a professional course, practical knowledge is equally essential for development of a student as a professional.Prof Poorva Kulkarni and Prof. Dharati Sote initiated this club in 2016.The platform gets extended to company owners, contractors, technical experts, manufacturers etc. This platform is helpful to develop a good inclination towards building technology and makes the students aware of the current market trends.

Following are the details of the events in 2016 and 2017.

Year Name of the Speaker Topic
July 2016 Shilpa Joshi,Director,Green Building products,Pune. Green Building products
 August 2016 Sucheta Kalawar,Chief Manager,ACC Ltd. Advancements in concrete
 February 2016 Radhakant,National Manager,Technical services,MYK Laticrete. Emerging trends and technologies in tile and stone installations
July 2017 Mahendra Pingale,DGM,Market development ,TATA Bluescope steel . Steel construction Technology.
August  2017 Hemant Joshi , Assistant General Manager –QA/QC , Shapoorji

Pallonji & Co.Pvt  Ltd

Quality control in construction

BNCA Faculty with the speaker of the first Edutech session July 2016.

Students, Faculty and the speaker : Edutech club 2016