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BCT Alumnus Profile: Irina Makucha (BS ’14)

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A few days ago, we met with Irina Makucha. She is a BCT alumnus who currently works as a Project Engineer at Consigli Construction. She just finished work on the UMass School of Education project at Furcolo Hall in Amherst and was very happy to show off this complex project, which involved renovating a former elementary […]

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2016!


Congratulations to all of our graduating students! We are tremendously proud of you all and we wish you all the best for your upcoming professional life. Of course we couldn’t just take a serious photo… These group shots were taken at the CNS celebration and not all of the graduating students made it onto the picture. […]

BCT Alumnus Profile: Caroline Kmiec (BS ’14)


   We caught up this semester with our alumnus, Caroline Kmiec, who currently works as an Assistant Project Manager at W.T. Rich Company, Inc. in Newton, MA. She shared details of her recent projects with us and provided our graduating seniors with stories “from the real world”. Asked about her experience here at BCT, she […]

UMass Amherst Students Build Timber Grid Shell as Pop-up Exhibition on Fine Arts Center Plaza

Timber Grid Shell

After a lot of work, the timber gridshell on the Fine Arts Center plaza is now finally up and open to the public. This multidisciplinary design-build project, led by BCT faculty Peggi Clouston and supported by BCT adjunct faculty John Fabel (and many others), involved many students from across UMass. You can find more information […]

BCT is now also part of the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) at UMass

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As one of the programs in the Department of Environmental Conservation, BCT is very proud to be part of the new UMass Amherst School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), announced today. Our core foci of sustainable building, construction, and energy systems make us a keystone partner to represent the sustainable built environment in this new […]