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BCT Alumni & Friends Newsletter: Season’s Greetings! (Dec 11th, 2014)

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A Message from the BCT Program Director As we conclude another successful semester in the BCT program, we are very proud to now have close to 200 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students including several PhDs. This year brought some changes to our program: With Dave Damery retiring (more on that below), I have taken […]

BCT’s Peggi Clouston Speaks About “Emerging Technologies in Wood and Bio-Based Building Products” (Nov 21st, 2014)

The concluding talk of this semester’s impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood” was delivered November 21 by our very own Dr. Peggi Clouston. After covering the many benefits of wood and other bio-based materials (such as bamboo), she illustrated several of her research projects that featured mainly composite applications of these materials in structures. Her talk followed […]

Nic Clark of KLH Speaks About Cross-Laminated Timber Buildings (Nov 21st, 2014)

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Nic Clark, Managing Director of KLH UK joined BCT on October 15 to present KLH’s many projects worldwide in which they successfully used a new wood-based product, cross-laminated timber (CLT). Examples ranged from lowrise schools to residential buildings up to ten stories high. This lecture was the second installment in this semester’s impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood”, […]

Weil and Clouston Participate in NSF Grant to Fund Sustainable Agriculture, Clean Energy Partnership with HCC, Hampshire (Nov 19th, 2014)

The National Science Foundation has awarded an $810,000 grant to Holyoke Community College, in partnership with UMass Amherst and Hampshire College, to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture and share new resources that will benefit students at all three schools. The grant supports a series of joint courses, the first of […]

Construction earnings data illustrates value of BCT education (Oct 7th, 2014)

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A recently published interactive chart by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution illustrates earnings data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The earnings profiles are separated by educational major and broken out as annual earnings and lifetime earnings. This set of charts (in part shown in the image above) illustrates quite nicely the earnings […]