Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2024!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2024!

Congratulations to our newly graduated Building and Construction Technology students in the #UMassAmherst #ClassOf2024! Welcome to our ever-growing network of #alumni. We all had a great time during commencement. All the best to you all for your next professional steps! For more images and a full class listing, visit the page linked below. We also have more images and videos posted on Facebook. https://www.umass.edu/bct/for-students/bct-alumni/graduating-class/bct-class-of-2024/?nocache In addition to our undergrads, we congratulate our graduate students and those that completed our graduate certificate, some of whom attended a celebration where the following group shot was taken. ...
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2024 BCT Awards and Scholarships Announced

2024 BCT Awards and Scholarships Announced

The annual Environmental Conservation picnic is traditionally where when we honor the current year’s group of BCT award and scholarship recipients. This is always an exciting part of the academic year because we can shine a light on outstanding student achievements and provide scholarship support for our well-deserving students. The complete list of the 2023-24 award and scholarship winners is shown below the image and more pictures from the event can be found here. Congratulations to all the recipients!!! We are tremendously proud of you all!!! Some of our awardees (as well as Prof. Schreyer and Department Head Paige Warren) at the annual awards picnic 2023-24 Award Recipients BCT Outstanding Senior Award Lucas Kubaska Associated General Contractors of Western Massachusetts: Building and Construction Technology Endowment Drew Duquette, Ana Guaman, Anupama Sriram, Drey Upsher-Obear Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Academic Merit Eli Schomp, Brendan Ware Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Leadership Oliver Pullin Harry L. Folsom Award from the Donald B. Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Lucas Oles Harry and Virginia Braconier Scholarship Felix Agbo Henry...
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Support BCT During #UMassGives 4/24-4/25!

Support BCT During #UMassGives 4/24-4/25!

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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