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BCT Program Wins 2015 USGBC West Branch “Green Giants” Award! (Dec 2nd, 2015)

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The UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology program was honored on December 1st, 2015 at a joint WMAIA/USGBC event at Hampshire College for our efforts in educating future leaders in green building and sustainability. Program director Alexander Schreyer and Associate Professor Peggi Clouston accepted the award on behalf of the BCT program. This is a biannual […]

Clouston Panelist in Women in Design Symposium at ABX Conference (Nov 2nd, 2015)

ABX

BCT faculty member Peggi Clouston will be one of the panelists during the prestigious keynote breakfast at the Women in Design Symposium at the ABX conference on 11/18. ABX is an architecture-focused conference, held annually in Boston. From the announcement: This program includes a keynote breakfast, a forward-thinking brainstorming session, and the much-anticipated WID Awards Ceremony & […]

Excitement builds about possibility of local wood use for Cross-Laminated Timber (Oct 22nd, 2015)

Cross-Laminated Timber

The Republican and Masslive reported today about Peggi Clouston’s recent grant: AMHERST – Peggi Clouston gets almost giddy when she talked about the cross laminated timber beam that was on display at the celebration of the new $52 million design building at the University of Massachusetts. The associate professor of environmental conservation at UMass is hoping […]

UMass celebrates new Design Building’s construction (Oct 22nd, 2015)

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On Friday, October 16th, 2015, UMass campus officials, local politicians, faculty and students celebrated a belated “ground-breaking” for the new UMass Design Building. This event was covered by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Republican, and WWLP. UMass University Relations also produced the video shown below, in which the chancellor and the three program and department leaders elaborate on […]

Clouston and Schreyer awarded $390k NSF grant to study local CLT (Aug 18th, 2015)

Lumber

Peggi Clouston (PI) has just been awarded a $390k grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study local Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). She will share this award with co-PIs Sanjay Arwade from CEE and Alexander Schreyer, also from BCT. This grant was issued through the NSF‐CMMI-Structural and Architectural Engineering (SAE) Program. The goal of the project is […]