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Simi Hoque’s Urban Modeling (Oct 17th, 2013)

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Dr. Simi Hoque is passionate about improving the ways in which buildings use the earth’s resources.  She teaches environmental systems and sustainable design principles in the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Her research, partially funded by the Center’s Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, is focused around the application and development of energy-efficient buildings. Dr. […]

New Book by UMass Amherst’s Schreyer Expands Understanding of Architectural Computer-Aided Design Software (Dec 11th, 2012)

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AMHERST, Mass. – Alexander C. Schreyer, assistant director and lecturer of the building and construction technology (BCT) program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and faculty member in the architecture + design program, has released a book on SketchUp, a popular three dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) software, titled “Architectural Design with SketchUp.” Published and released […]

Ben Weil Releases Holdsworth Hall Retrofit and Renovation Report for Energy Efficiency (Oct 9th, 2012)

Proposed Holdsworth Hall Retrofit and Renovation would reduce energy usage by 63% and carbon dioxide emissions by 82% The recommendations in this report are the product of a detailed and careful examination and exploration of the building and its operations. Begun as a project in a graduate course taught by Ben Weil, Extension Assistant Professor […]

Simi Hoque Collaborates on Building Integrated Aquaculture (Feb 8th, 2012)

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Building Integrated Aquaculture: can holistic design increase system efficiencies and make indoor recirculating aquaculture more successful? Two faculty members and a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Environmental Conservation introduce the concept of Building Integrated Aquaculture (BIAq), where aquaculture processes and building systems are treated holistically as a means to harness potential […]

UMass Conference Proceedings on Prefabricated Architecture Available (Jul 22nd, 2009)

The proceedings for the 2008 Wood Structures Symposium and Northeast ACSA Conference “Without a Hitch: New Directions in Prefabricated Architecture” are available on the web. You can access and download individual papers on the UMass ScholarWorks site: Scholarworks – 2008 Wood Structures Symposium Or, if you would like to download or print the entire book, […]