Support BCT During #UMassGives 4/25-4/25!

Support BCT During #UMassGives 4/25-4/25!

The Building and Construction Technology program continues to grow and provide well-educated professional graduates who are tomorrow’s leaders in the field of sustainable design and construction of the built environment. Our program relies for support partially on state-funding, but significantly on student tuition and fees, research grants, and development funds from alumni and industry. Donation support is critical in meeting the operating needs of the program’s faculty and student’s alike. As an example, your funding supports student and faculty attendance at conferences and trade shows, which enables them to maintain close connections with industry and the latest developments in the field. It also helps acquire equipment for our teaching laboratories by providing updated testing and analysis systems, which allows our students to learn using the latest in technology. Our BCT alumni have also established a scholarship fund to which you can contribute and whose scholarships directly benefit our current students. Click the button below to go to the UMassGives webpage where you can make your secure online...
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We are Hiring: Lecturer (full-time) in Digital Design & Professional Communication

We are Hiring: Lecturer (full-time) in Digital Design & Professional Communication

We are excited to announce the availability of a full-time (12 month) Lecturer position in our BCT program, focused on Digital Design & Professional Communication in the AEC field. Reviews begin in early April with a job start date of September 1, 2024. See below for details: APPLY NOW Job no: 522021 Work type: Faculty Full Time Location: UMass Amherst Department: Environmental Conservation Union: MSP Categories: Faculty, College of Natural Sciences About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. About the Department and the Program Building and Construction Technology (BCT) is one of the programs in the Department of Environmental...
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UMass Team Places 7th in 2024 NAHB National Student Competition

UMass Team Places 7th in 2024 NAHB National Student Competition

The 2024 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Competition for four-year programs was held at the 2024 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, NV on Feb 26-27, 2024. In this competition, the UMass Amherst team placed 7th in the Custom/Small Build category. The mission of the NAHB student competition is to expose students to an in-depth residential construction project from concept to closing. Using real projects, students compete with other schools as they display their problem-solving abilities and learn more about homebuilding. This year’s competition team included 7 students from the BCT program, the Department of Architecture, and the Isenberg School of Management. During the Fall semester, the students worked on developing a business proposal that included market analysis, product design, construction management, project management, financial and risk analysis, and sustainability related to a property in Woodstock, Georgia. The students traveled to Las Vegas, presented their proposal to the judges, and attended the International Builders’ Show, which is the housing industry’s largest...
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2024 Summer Pre-College Program Announced: BCT’s BuildingLab

2024 Summer Pre-College Program Announced: BCT’s BuildingLab

After successful programs over the last summers, BCT is again offering in 2024 a summer pre-college program for high-schoolers interested in making buildings sustainable! Enroll NOW to save your child's spot in this exciting program! The BCT BuildingLab is a two-week immersive pre-college program for high school students interested in exploring building construction, building science, sustainability, engineering, architecture, technology, and discovering related career paths. Rising 10th – 12th graders get a feel for what college is like while earning two (2) college credits that can be applied towards the Building Construction Technology Program (BCT) at UMass, or others. Students in this program learn about the built environment by doing – they explore and apply building science and sustainability principles in the real-world classroom of the Amherst area (including the UMass Amherst flagship campus and its surrounding college-town area). The BCT BuildingLab course format combines hands-on activities with field trips that may include: Build projects, including the use of our shop Use of emergent technologies (drones, infrared...
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Spring 2024 BCT Lecture Series Announced

Spring 2024 BCT Lecture Series Announced

The start of a new semester brings with it a new series of public lectures. We are happy to announce the four speakers mentioned below, who will present on various current topics in the built environment as part of our Spring BCT Lecture Series. All lectures are open to the public and are held on Mondays from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm in the Olver Design Building Room 170. Attendees can get continuing education credits (AIA/USGBC). Zoom options will be available, too. Want to get notified when these are? Sign up for our email list. Speakers: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery Kate Simons, Senior Preconstruction Manager, DOC 02.12.24 | 4:00-5:15pm | Olver Design Building Room 170 Becoming a Realtor as a Construction Professional Tanya Vital-Basile and Kevin Moore, Executive Real Estate 03.11.24 | 4:00-5:15pm | Olver Design Building Room 170 Evolution of Carbon Accounting Tools Over a Decade Diana Andrea Brito Picciotto, Ph.D. Candidate in Sustainable Building Systems 04.08.24 | 4:00-5:15pm | Olver Design Building Room 170 Don’t Do Stupid Things Joseph Lstiburek, Founding Principal of Building Science Corporation...
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