• 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
28
Tue
all-day ABX Boston @ Boston Convention Center
ABX Boston @ Boston Convention Center
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day
5:30 pm Gail Sullivan Lecture @ Gordon Hall
Gail Sullivan Lecture @ Gordon Hall
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
29
Wed
11:00 am Five-College Graduate/Profession... @ Student Union Ballroom
Five-College Graduate/Profession... @ Student Union Ballroom
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Five-College Graduate/Professional Schools Information Day Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:00-3:00pm Student Union Ballroom If you are thinking of going to Graduate School now, next year, or even two years from now, you should plan to[...]

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