• Bridge Students

    Hands-on Learning
    Students after testing a bridge

  • Thermal Imaging

    Energy Efficient Construction
    Using thermal imaging for building evaluation

  • Hands-on Classes

    Hands-on Learning
    Students in a construction materials class

  • Kitchen Rendering

    CAD Tools
    Rendered visualization of a kitchen project

  • Sibelius Hall

    Building with wood
    Using renewable building materials

  • CAD Plans

    Planning with CAD
    Elevation from a student project

  • Truss competition

    Design-Build Projects
    Students in a truss-building competition

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Welcome

to the Building and Construction Technology program at UMass Amherst.

Building and Construction Technology provides students with an unrivaled university education (offering a B.S. Major, Minor, Thesis M.S., Professional M.S., and a Ph.D. degree), which prepares our graduates for rewarding careers in Sustainable Building Design, Construction, and Materials Technology – all part of our nation’s largest industries.

The curriculum is based on the study of science, technology and management guided by the principles of resource efficiency and environmental sensitivity. Our students enjoy an applied, project-based learning environment while receiving a strong technical and scientific foundation for their future career. Learn more...

Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Wed
all-day Massachusetts Green Careers Conf... @ Holiday Inn
Massachusetts Green Careers Conf... @ Holiday Inn
Oct 1 all-day
YOUR FUTURE IN CLEAN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY October 1, 2014  |  Marlborough Holiday Inn  www.MassGreenCareers.org Register @ http://greencareer.eventbrite.com
10:00 am UMass Engineering, Technology an... @ Campus Center Auditorium
UMass Engineering, Technology an... @ Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
For companies seeking candidates for engineering, computer science, IT, or science positions, this event is for you. Meet students from all levels, for your co-ops, internships or full-time positions. Employers seeking more information or to[...]
Oct
2
Thu
4:00 pm BCT Talk – Robert Malczyk: “Engi... @ E-Lab II, Room 119 (Auditorium), UMass Amherst
BCT Talk – Robert Malczyk: “Engi... @ E-Lab II, Room 119 (Auditorium), UMass Amherst
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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[...]

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