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Building a Wood-Concrete Floor Mockup Bench (May 5th, 2015)

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As part of their independent studies, two BCT students, Henry Braley and Loran Kaleci (with help from fellow student Rommel Cordova-Fiori and shop manager Dan Pepin), this semester built an 8 ft bench for Holdsworth Hall. This bench (while arguably extremely overdesigned) serves as a mockup of the wood-concrete composite floor construction that will be in the […]

(Integrated) Design Building Sustainable Design Strategies (Apr 29th, 2015)

(I)DB Sustainability Features

Ar a recent meeting, atelier ten, sustainability consultants on the (I)DB project, showed this beautiful depiction of all the sustainability features in our new building. Click on the image to view the full version. Also, as you can see above, the word “Integrated” has been dropped from its name to comply with university policies. Therefore, most […]

Team UMass @ ARCC 2015 (Apr 15th, 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 […]

UMass Extension Inaugurates New Program in Energy (Mar 12th, 2015)

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The UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) recently showcased BCT faculty member Ben Weil’s efforts with the Massachusetts Energy Extension Initiative (MAEEI), a program funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. You can read more about it here: http://ag.umass.edu/news-events/highlights/umass-extension-inaugurates-new-program-in-energy  

The BCT Team at Next Step Living (Dec 9th, 2014)

BCT Alumni NSL

We love hearing about our successful BCT alumni. It is especially exciting when several of them work at the same company. That’s why this picture, which Bob Hastings (the guy in the center) just sent through is so cool! Our five BCT alumni at Next Step Living are Edison Dika, Nick Celularo, Bob Hastings, Chris Kennedy, and […]