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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 […]

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 […]