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  • Thursday, October 2nd

    1. Speakers present: "Offshore Wind Economic Development in New Bedford, MA"; and "Ocean Readiness, a Training Program for Offshore Workers"
      • Start time: 02:30pm
      • End date: Thursday, October 2nd
      • End time: 04:30pm
      • Jeff Pelletier, New Bedford Economic Development Council
        Megan Amsler, Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corp

    2. BCT Talk – Robert Malczyk: “Engineered Solutions In Wood”
      • Start time: 04:00pm
      • End date: Thursday, October 2nd
      • End time: 05:00pm
      • Fifteen years of design excellence and over a thousand successful projects have established Equilibrium as a leader in wood engineering worldwide. Their unique ability to take on complex structural challenges and find elegant, innovative, yet efficient solutions is exemplified in projects like the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Toronto, the Raleigh-Durham Airport roof structure, and the forthcoming IDB building at UMass Amherst.

        Where: E-Lab II, Room 119 (Auditorium)

  • Tuesday, October 7th

    1. THE GINGKO TREE: A talk by Sir Peter Crane
      • Start time: 07:00pm
      • End date: Tuesday, October 7th
      • End time: 09:00pm
      • THE GINGKO TREE: A talk by Sir Peter Crane
        Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m., Bowker Auditorium
        General admission advance: $10; At the door: $15. Free to Five College & GCC students.

        Perhaps the world’s most distinctive tree, Ginkgo has remained stubbornly unchanged for more than two hundred million years. A living link to the age of dinosaurs, it survived the great ice ages as a relic in China, but it earned its reprieve when people first found it useful about a thousand years ago. Today Ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts, and revered for its longevity. Renowned botanist Peter Crane explores the history of the ginkgo from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence. Crane also highlights the cultural and social significance of the ginkgo: its medicinal and nutritional uses, its power as a source of artistic and religious inspiration, and its importance as one of the world’s most popular street trees.

  • Thursday, October 9th

    1. Lecture - Fracking -
      • Start time: 03:00pm
      • End date: Thursday, October 9th
      • End time: 04:00pm
      • Annual Tsuan Hua Feng Lecture
        Collaborative Efforts,
        Current Issues and Research
        Priorities in Unconventional
        Gas Development
        Dr. Jared Cohon
        The exploitation of unconventional gas and oil
        supplies using the technique of hydraulic fracturing
        has had a very significant impact on US energy supply
        and use with major economic and environmental
        implications. Western Pennsylvania is at the heart
        of the production of natural gas from the Marcellus
        Shale formation. The region has also seen the
        emergence of unique, collaborative efforts by industry
        and environmental groups to control the impacts
        of shale gas development and to improve the fracking
        process. These efforts will be examined, and current
        issues and research priorities will be discussed.

        Held at the Cape Cod Lounge Student Union.

  • Monday, October 13th

    1. Holiday - Columbus Day - Office closed
  • Tuesday, October 14th

    1. Last day to drop courses with "DR"
    2. Monday class schedule
  • Wednesday, October 15th

    1. BCT Talk – KLH: “Cross-Laminated Timber: A Revolution In Timber Construction”
      • Start time: 09:30am
      • End date: Wednesday, October 15th
      • End time: 10:30am
      • KLH is the worldwide market-leading manufacturer of large-format glued laminated timber elements, especially Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panel products. KLH and its subsidiary KLH UK has been involved in the construction of thousands of wood buildings, including the 8-story Stadthaus in London, UK and a recent 10-story apartment building in Melbourne, Australia.

        Where: Integrated Science Bldg, Room 145

  • Saturday, October 25th

      • Buses Leave from Hills

        Guided by Prof. Jack Ahern. Open to the Public. $50 (ASLA member)/$60 (non-ASLA member). Sign up in Hills North room 109.

        Bring breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, camera, comfortable shoes. We will visit:

        Central Park
        Paley Park
        Bryant Park
        High Line Park
        Battery Park City
        9/11 Memorial
        Brooklyn Bridge

        Buses will leave Hills at 6:00 am and return at approximately midnight.

  • Tuesday, November 11th

    1. Holiday – Veterans' Day
  • Wednesday, November 12th

    1. Registration begins for Spring 2015
    2. Tuesday class schedule
  • Friday, November 21st

    1. BCT Talk – Peggi Clouston: “Emerging Technologies in Wood and Bio-Based Building Products”
      • Start time: 10:00am
      • End date: Friday, November 21st
      • End time: 11:00am
      • Dr. Clouston teaches courses in structural wood design, material mechanics and bio-based composites to students of construction technology, architecture, and engineering. Her research focuses on modeling and characterizing the probabilistic mechanical behavior of structural bio-based composite materials as well as innovative wood products and systems.

        Where: Integrated Science Bldg, Room 145