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L. Carl Fiocchi wins Autodesk Excellence in Analysis Award (Oct 28th, 2013)

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L. Carl Fiocchi, a Ph.D. Candidate in BCT, just won the Autodesk Excellence in Analysis Award. About the project This project is an analysis of the Gropius House, a Modernist icon constructed in 1938.  The intent was to deconstruct and analyze several passive solar shading techniques that Walter Gropius had incorporated into the building and site […]

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 […]

Alexander Schreyer to Speak on “Geo-Based 3D Modeling and Visualization” (Mar 6th, 2012)

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The third IGERT seminar in the spring semester will be by Alexander Schreyer, faculty member in Building and Construction Technology, on Thursday March 8 in the Kellogg room in Elab II at UMass. The talk will start at 12:30. An abstract can be found here: https://windenergyigert.umass.edu/seminar/3d-modeling-and-visualization  

BCT Students Model Amherst College in 3D (Feb 16th, 2012)

BCT Students in the BCT 420 and ECO 697SB classes just finished modeling 30+ buildings at Amherst College in 3D. Once approved by Google, those will appear in the official “3D Buildings” layer in Google Earth. Follow the link below to watch a video or download the KMZ file for Google Earth: http://blogs.umass.edu/bct420-schreyer/student-work/amherst-college-in-3d