• 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 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

9:00 am PhD Defense – Simon Nampindo – ‘...
PhD Defense – Simon Nampindo – ‘...
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Simon Nampindo, a PhD candidate in Environmental Conservation, will defend his dissertation entitled, “INTEGRATED MODELING OF LAND USE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON MULTISCALE ECOSYSTEMS OF CENTRAL AFRICAN WATERSHEDS” on August 25, 2014 at 9[...]
10:00 am Master’s Thesis – Michael Huguen...
Master’s Thesis – Michael Huguen...
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Michael Huguenin, an MS candidate in Environmental Conservation, will defend his thesis titled, “Trends in human-wildlife interactions as related to land use and human density in Massachusetts,” on 26 August  2014 at 10:00 am in[...]

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