Building studies are a work-related study program at the secondary school level. The study program entails, among other things, that students gain understanding, knowledge and skills to carry out building work in the construction and civil engineering industries; workshop and interior work, outdoors and indoors work as well as repair and alteration work. It is possible to have skills acquired in the labour market evaluated.
Building is a certified trade. The average study period is four years, including vocational training, during which the progress of the workplace studies is recorded in an electronic logbook.