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Designer RFP for UMass Integrated Design Building (the future home of BCT) has been released (Aug 21st, 2013)

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The University of Massachusetts (technically, it’s the UMBA) is planning a building that will bring together BCT, Architecture, and LARP (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning) on the Amherst campus. Since this will be our new home, we are envisioning this building to be a showcase green and sustainable building. The designer RFP has been released […]

Schreyer tests Live Oak wood for Smithsonian Channel’s show (May 22nd, 2013)

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As part of a documentary on the background behind Peter Weir’s maritime masterpiece, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”, Alexander Schreyer (Lecturer and Assistant Program Director in BCT) conducted several tests on Live Oak, a wood species that gave the USS Constitution the nickname “Old Ironsides”. In these tests, which were filmed by […]

Peggi Clouston to speak at MIT conference (Feb 9th, 2012)

Presenting her recent research developments on wood-concrete composites and computational modeling, Peggi Clouston will be part of an international roster of renowned scientists and engineers speaking at MIT’s Spring Conference on Wood in the 21st Century: Design and Preservation of Contemporary and Historic Architecture. See the list of topics and speaker line-up for the intensive […]

Talk on 8/3/2011: “Sustainable Wood Construction Practices in Austria” (Aug 2nd, 2011)

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Join BCT for a presentation this Wednesday by Anton (Toni) Kraler. He is a visiting scholar and Architect from the University of Innsbruck, Austria with a background in Passive House design and acoustics engineering. He has also done a lot of interesting work with wood. He’ll be speaking on building physics and wood construction. Who: Anton (Toni) […]

UMass Conference Proceedings on Prefabricated Architecture Available (Jul 22nd, 2009)

The proceedings for the 2008 Wood Structures Symposium and Northeast ACSA Conference “Without a Hitch: New Directions in Prefabricated Architecture” are available on the web. You can access and download individual papers on the UMass ScholarWorks site: Scholarworks – 2008 Wood Structures Symposium Or, if you would like to download or print the entire book, […]