Father-of-one David Quinn, from Airdrie in North Lanarkshire
, was one of two Britons killed in the attack which claimed the lives of 17 people.
The Taliban suicide bomber targeted an armoured Nato vehicle as the convoy was passing the American University in Kabul, killing five coalition troops and eight civilian contractors.
Three Afghan civilians and one police officer also died in the attack. Eight other Afghans, including two children, were wounded, officials said.
Mr Quinn's family said they were "heartbroken" by his death and were too upset to speak about it.
The 34-year-old electrician was a keen flautist and his friends have paid tribute to him on a music website.
Whistling Willie, a contributor to Chiff & Fipple, an internet forum dedicated to flute and whistle playing, said: "David was a friend of mine, who was a true gentleman and a friend to all who knew him.
"So sad that he leaves behind a young family. RIP Davy."
Another post left by Fourstep said: "David was one of the contractors killed in Afghanistan. A sad, sad loss not only to the flute band scene in the UK but a true gent who would help anyone out when they came asking."
Other users told how they contacted their local folk music radio stations to ask for a piece of flute music to be played in Mr Quinn's honour.
Mr Quinn and Stephen Brown, who also died, were employed by US engineering and construction company Fluor Corp.
A spokesman for the Texas-based company said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and loved ones of our co-workers.
"Right now our focus is on helping them deal with the situation."
Fluor is contracted by the US army to provide coalition forces with non-combat support services ranging from security to base-camp construction, housing, transportation, fuel and meals.
The company is building, as well as managing the expansion of, eight base camps in southern Afghanistan, including one to accommodate 20,000 US military personnel.
The UK is scheduled to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014.