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Clouston co-authors book chapter on laminated bio-based composites (Oct 24th, 2014)

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A recently published book titled “Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application” (published by CRC press) includes a chapter on “Characterization and Strength Modeling of Laminated Bio-Based Composites”, which was co-authored by BCT-faculty Peggi L. Clouston, Sanjay R. Arwade, and Alireza Amini. See below for an excerpt on Google Books: Link: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482214482

Robert Malczyk speaks about engineered wood buildings (Oct 6th, 2014)

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Robert Malczyk, principal engineer of Vancouver-based firm Equilibrium Consulting, visited BCT last week to give a guest lecture on “Engineered Solutions in Wood”. His lecture was the second installment in this semester’s impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood”, following Cassie Phillips of Weyerhaeuser. Fifteen years of design excellence and over a thousand successful projects have established Equilibrium as a […]

Hoque and Weil participate in another successful Eureka! summer (Sep 23rd, 2014)

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BCT faculty Ben Weil and Simi Hoque participated in this summer’s Project Eureka! a partnership between CNS and Girls, Inc. of Holyoke to provide STEM education to middle and high school girls from underrepresented communities. Ben taught a workshop on energy conservation in the built environment and Simi organized a tour of the zero energy […]

BCT Fall 2014 lecture series announced (Sep 23rd, 2014)

As part of the impromptu 2014 BCT Fall Lecture Series on “Building With Wood”, BCT is proud to announce the following talks: “Sustainable Forestry, A Global Perspective” Fri., September 19th, 11am-12pm – Holdsworth Hall, Room 308, UMass Amherst CASSIE PHILLIPS, Vice President, Sustainable Forests & Products, Weyerhaeuser With a background in Forestry and Law, Cassie Phillips […]

Cassie Phillips speaks about sustainable forestry (Sep 22nd, 2014)

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Last Friday we had the pleasure of hosting a lecture by Cassie Phillips, Vice President for Sustainable Forestry at Weyerhaeuser. She spoke as part of this semester’s impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood” and her talk presented a global view on sustainable forestry, covering issues like land use changes, forestry practices, and forest certification systems. With a […]