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Hoque’s IUMAT research featured on NextCity


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:  

BCT’s NAHB student group in the news with competition prep


BCT’s NAHB student group made the news yesterday on local TV-station WWLP with a report about their competition participation at the upcoming International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. As part of the Residential Construction Management Competition, they will get to practice the managerial and technical skills they developed while studying at UMass. (Source: We wish them all the best and good […]

BCT’s Ben Weil discusses Ice Dams on


Ben Weil, BCT’s extension faculty member in building energy, was called upon recently by to discuss the ever-popular winter topic of ice dams. The following article features his very helpful tips for avoiding this common winter nuisance: Ice dam basics: How to prevent them and avoid a lot of costly water damage For more on the […]

BCT Program Wins 2015 USGBC West Branch “Green Giants” Award!

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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 […]

Weil to speak on net-zero Food Coop at Green Night


The Western Mass Green Consortium is hosting a presentation by board members of the Quabbin Harvest Food Coop on their path towards a net-zero energy operation. BCT faculty member, Ben Weil provided the hygothermal modeling and analysis that enabled them to insulate an antique structural masonry building that might have otherwise been too risky to […]