Student Projects

Projects on this page have been completed by BCT students as part of their studies at Umass. These are undergraduate or graduate research projects, class projects, community service projects and other endeavors. Click on the titles to learn more.

Team UMass @ ARCC 2015

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A picture of the happy UMass team at the ARCC 2015 conference on the “Future of Architectural Research” in Chicago, which took place last week. Left to right: Caryn Brause (Architecture Faculty), Carl Fiocchi (BCT PhD student), Troy Peters (BCT/Arch PhD student), Ajla Aksamiya (Adjunct BCT Faculty), Ray Mann (Architecture Faculty), Simi Hoque (BCT Faculty), Somayeh Tabatabaee (BCT PhD […]

BCT students involved in energy assessment of local food co-op

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Together with BCT faculty member Ben Weil, several energy auditing BCT students participated in the project mentioned below. They conducted a thermographic scan and pressure test of the building and will be calibrating an energy model to allow the co-op to size a heating system that will primarily use waste heat from the refrigerators and the freezers. QUABBIN HARVEST […]

Where did the BCT students go?

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As it turns out, to a bunch of different places: Iceland, Ireland, UK, Australia!!! We now have a nice map with pins that show where BCT students went for their semesters abroad. You can find it and links to programs that can get you too to discover the world while studying on our “Study Abroad Programs” […]

BCT NAHB Student Chapter Volunteers for Rebuilding Springfield

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On Saturday April 26th the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter in BCT volunteered for Rebuilding Springfield. The rainy weather did not stop the NAHB members and the many other volunteers from cleaning up yards, fixing homes, and helping out residents of the neighborhood. Students at this event were Neil Hourahan, John Coroa, […]

BCT Student Chapter Wins Award at International Builders’ Show

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This past week, the UMass chapter of the National Association of Homebuilders travelled to Las Vegas to compete in the Residential Construction Management Competition, a star feature of the International Builders’ Show. This was UMass’ first time ever being represented at the RCMC after many past chapters had tried to complete the project, but failed […]