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UMass Amherst Students Build Timber Grid Shell as Pop-up Exhibition on Fine Arts Center Plaza

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After a lot of work, the timber gridshell on the Fine Arts Center plaza is now finally up and open to the public. This multidisciplinary design-build project, led by BCT faculty Peggi Clouston and supported by BCT adjunct faculty John Fabel (and many others), involved many students from across UMass. You can find more information […]

BCT is now also part of the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) at UMass

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As one of the programs in the Department of Environmental Conservation, BCT is very proud to be part of the new UMass Amherst School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), announced today. Our core foci of sustainable building, construction, and energy systems make us a keystone partner to represent the sustainable built environment in this new […]

Hoque receives CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award

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BCT faculty member Simi Hoque just received this year’s CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award. We congratulate her on that amazing accomplishment! From the announcement: Simi Hoque, Environmental Conservation, recently received a five-year, $508,714 NSF CAREER award to develop an integrated planning tool that will measure, evaluate and predict the impacts of energy, water and land use, waste […]

Hoque’s IUMAT research featured on NextCity

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BCT Assistant Professor Simi Hoque’s research into the “Integrated Urban Metabolism Analytical Tool” and her NSF CAREER award were just featured in a blog article on NextCity. Link: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/math-tool-big-data-planning-solution  

Clouston featured in Suffolk Construction video about Design Building

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A new video and blog post on the Suffolk Building Smart Blog shows the construction of the new, engineered wood UMass Amherst Design Building. It features interviews with BCT’s Dr. Peggi Clouston, as well as Tom Chung, Principal at Leers-Weinzapfel Associates and Robert Malczyk, Principal at Equilibrium Consulting. It also shows the construction site from […]