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    Graduating BCT Seniors
    50+ BCT graduates enter professional life each year

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    Energy Efficient Construction
    Reducing energy consumption in the built environment

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    Hands-on Learning
    Students in a construction materials class

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    Design-Build Competitions
    Students after testing a bridge

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    CAD and BIM Tools
    Rendered visualization of a kitchen project

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    Building Information Modeling
    Solar analysis of the Gropius house in Autodesk Revit

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    Site Visits
    On one of the UMass construction sites

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    Building With Wood
    Using renewable building materials

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    Design-Build Projects
    Students in a truss-building competition

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    Student Societies
    Students from the NAHB Student Chapter

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    Design-Build Projects
    Graduate students planning a demonstration structure

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    Building Analysis
    Using hand-held thermal imaging for building evaluation

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    Hands-on Learning
    Students in a construction materials class

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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 Construction Management, Sustainable Building Design, 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...