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Weil to speak on net-zero Food Coop at Green Night (Jul 5th, 2015)

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The Western Mass Green Consortium is hosting a presentation by board members of the Quabbin Harvest Food Coop on their path towards a net-zero energy operation. BCT faculty member, Ben Weil provided the hygothermal modeling and analysis that enabled them to insulate an antique structural masonry building that might have otherwise been too risky to […]

Some summer reading: Follow our BCT students’ internships! (Jun 24th, 2015)

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Many students in BCT sign up for construction-related summer work, either as internships, practicums, or just as a job that relates to their studies. They always have amazing experiences, which lets them practice what they learned during the semester. What we fond, though, was that in the past, their experiences were often just reported to their immediate faculty supervisor, which […]

BCT banner on Design Building features our graduate students (Jun 10th, 2015)

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The BCT banner, one of three “occupant” banners now up on the construction fence for the Design Building, features prominently PhD student Hamid Kaboli, M.Arch. student Albert Sanchez, and Associate Professor Peggi Clouston – all deeply engrossed in their work on a timber gridshell. You can also see a nice rendering that shows what the interior […]

Article in Hampshire Gazette features wood-concrete bench (Jun 10th, 2015)

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An article in this Monday’s Business section of the Daily Hampshire Gazette described the Design Building project at UMass. It also featured prominently our student-built floor mockup bench that now adorns Holdsworth Hall. You can read the complete article here: http://goo.gl/2h16Su

BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event was a great success (Jun 8th, 2015)

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The combined BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event on June 6th not only showcased the new Design Building, it also gave us a chance to reconnect with some of our successful alumni. Attendees came from Commodore Builders, Hill International, Integrity Design & Construction, and Next Step Living. The group photo above and the gallery below give some nice impressions of […]