Lecture: 'Why Wood? High-Tech Timber in the UMass Design Building'

Event Details

December 5, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall

Room: 111

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Holly Hargraves

Peggi Clouston, associate professor in the department of environmental conservation, discusses “Why Wood? High-Tech Timber in the UMass Design Building.”

Climate change can be tackled in two ways: by reducing carbon emissions and by removing carbon from the atmosphere. Wood is unique in that it is the only building materials that can do both. Clouston, who has been working in the field of structural wood design and engineering for over 25 years, will talk about the innovative structural use of wood in the Design Building and the driving forces behind it.

The Building and Construction Technology (BCT) Program prepares students for rewarding careers in construction management, sustainable building systems, and building materials technology. It offers a B.S. major, a minor, as well as a thesis M.S., professional M.S. and a Ph.D.

Most STEM seminars are held at 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in 107 Hasbrouck. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the nearby Campus Center Garage. Refreshments will be provided.