• 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 construction is responsible for roughly 7% of the Gross Domestic Product in the United States each year. In many ways, the state of our national economy hinges on the strength of building construction and home improvement industries. Success of these critical industries relies on the leadership provided by a highly sophisticated and skilled work force. Graduates of the Building and Construction Technology program help provide the required leadership and vision through their understanding of this technically competitive field. The study of science, business, and design serve as the base for expertise developed in this program of study.

Upcoming Events

Sep
19
Fri
11:00 am BCT Talk – Cassie Phillips: “Sus... @ Holdsworth Hall, Room 308
BCT Talk – Cassie Phillips: “Sus... @ Holdsworth Hall, Room 308
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
I would like to invite you to a lecture we are hosting this Friday as part of the semi-formal BCT lecture series on “Building with Wood”. First up in this lineup is Cassie Philips of[...]
12:20 pm “Bird-parasitic Fly Philornis do...
“Bird-parasitic Fly Philornis do...
Sep 19 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
  Presenter: Joe Wunderle, US Forest Service – 305 Holdsworth Hall        
Sep
20
Sat
8:30 am Student Tree Climbing Competitio...
Student Tree Climbing Competitio...
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Student Tree Climbing Competition 8:30am-12:00pm on Saturday 9/20 across N. Pleasant St. from the Newman Center. Come by to check out the action!

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