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Introducing Bob Hastings, BCT’s new Alumni Community Manager (Oct 7th, 2015)

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We in BCT are always amazed at the wide range of jobs that our students land after graduation. And with 50-60 graduating students each year, this community of BCT alumni is certain to make an impact on the built environment through all of their great work. There is only one downside to graduation: Everyone goes their […]

Hoque Co-PI in $1M NSF grant to study intelligent building systems (Sep 16th, 2015)


Together with Co-PIs Prashant Shenoy in Computer Science and David Irwin in Electrical and Computer Engineering, BCT faculty member Simi Hoque has received a three-year, $1M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work with Holyoke Gas & Electric Co. (HG&E) to develop smart energy services that will improve grid efficiency, encourage energy conservation and promote local […]

Welcome to a new academic year! (Sep 10th, 2015)


At this beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year, we at BCT would like to welcome all of our current and new students (back) to UMass! With the Design Building now starting to take shape and a new faculty member joining BCT, there are lots of interesting things happening these days. Let me elaborate on some of those: […]

Visit BCT during UMass’ 2015 Fall Open House! (Sep 10th, 2015)

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BCT is part of UMass’ Fall Open House on Sunday, October 18th, 2015. This event is a great opportunity to discover UMass and all we have to offer. Join BCT in Holdsworth Hall at 1pm to meet our faculty and learn more about our program if you are interested in: construction management construction technology sustainable […]

Clouston and Schreyer awarded $390k NSF grant to study local CLT (Aug 18th, 2015)


Peggi Clouston (PI) has just been awarded a $390k grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study local Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). She will share this award with co-PIs Sanjay Arwade from CEE and Alexander Schreyer, also from BCT. This grant was issued through the NSF‐CMMI-Structural and Architectural Engineering (SAE) Program. The goal of the project is […]