• 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

2:40 pm Smith Landscape Design Lecture: ...
Smith Landscape Design Lecture: ...
Mar 2 @ 2:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Hiba Bou Akar, Urban Planning and Middle Eastern Studies, Hampshire College “Planning Beirut: For the War Yet to Come”
4:30 pm Graduate Program Meeting
Graduate Program Meeting
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
It will be a forum/discussion on the current and future format of the Department’s Graduate Program. Feedback from PhD, Research MS, Professional MS, and Sustainability Students is requested!

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