• 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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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

4:00 pm ZUBE Lecture – Patricia M. O’Don... @ School of Management Room 133
ZUBE Lecture – Patricia M. O’Don... @ School of Management Room 133
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A landscape architect and planner, O’Donnell is the founder of Heritage Landscapes LLC. She is an international figure in heritage preservation and serves as Global Chair of the IFLA Cultural Landscapes Committee and the US[...]
2:40 pm Smith Landscape Design Lecture: ...
Smith Landscape Design Lecture: ...
Feb 2 @ 2:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Leigh Graham, Urban Studies and Planning, John Jay College, City University of New York “To play or protect? Competing meanings of Rockaway Beach after Superstorm Sandy”

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