Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2019!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2019!

Congratulations to our graduating students in BCT’s class of 2019! We are tremendously proud of you and we wish you all the best for your upcoming professional life. You are now part of the ever-growing BCT Alumni community! As in years past, we couldn’t only take a serious photo, of course… Please note: These group shots were taken at the CNS celebration and unfortunately not all of the graduating students made it onto the picture. We also had several graduate students completing their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Sustainable Building Systems. The image below shows most of those students and our BCT faculty at our first-ever graduate celebration. For more images, don’t forget to also check out our pictures from all of the commencement events on the BCT Facebook page. We also keep an archive of the graduating class pictures here....
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2018-2019 BCT Awards and Scholarships Handed Out

2018-2019 BCT Awards and Scholarships Handed Out

Reading Day is traditionally when where we honor this year’s group of BCT award and scholarship winners at the annual ECO departmental awards picnic. This is always an exciting part of the academic year because we can shine a light on outstanding student achievements and provide scholarship support. For the first time, we were able to award the AGC and BCT Alumni scholarships, which were both established last year through endowments and donations. The list below shows the current award winners. Congratulations to all!!! 2018-2019 BCT Awards BCT Outstanding Senior Award Samuel Schale Associated General Contractors of Western Massachusetts: Building and Construction Technology Endowment Hayden Cantoni Christopher Annis Hunter Apteker Akeem Smith Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Academic Merit Daniel Dimitrov Erik Giannelli Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Leadership Robson Stewart Harry L. Folsom Award from the Donald B. Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Eric Waterman David Pacheco Harry and Virginia Braconier Scholarship Richard Inkoom Steven Hall Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship Kayla Van Aken Steven Hall Gallery ...
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BCT Summer and Fall Continuing Education Courses and Events at Mount Ida Campus in Newton Announced

BCT Summer and Fall Continuing Education Courses and Events at Mount Ida Campus in Newton Announced

BCT is again offering continuing education courses and professional-focused events at UMass Amherst's new Mount Ida Campus in Newton, MA. Extend your knowledge and expand your professional horizon with BCT’s continuing education courses. Join us for convenient after-work in-person courses or learn online at your own pace. Continuing Education Courses and Academic Programs Our upcoming courses (at Mount Ida, online, or in Amherst) are: Sustainable Building and LEED Certification (Summer 2019) Online | BCT 414 (undergraduate) Instructor: Ho-Sung Kim | 3 credits | Course details | Register Sustainable Building and LEED Certification (Summer 2019) Online | ECO 697DL (graduate) Instructor: Ho-Sung Kim | 3 credits | Course details | Register Introduction to Building Energy Modeling (Fall 2019) Mount Ida Campus | BCT 597BE Instructor: Peter Levy | 3 credits | In-Person | Course details | Register Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering, and the Construction Process (Fall 2019) Mount Ida Campus | BCT 597N Instructor: Steve O’Neill, Esq. | 3 credits | Hybrid (In-Person + Online) | Course details | Register Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering, and the Construction Process (Fall 2019) Amherst Campus | BCT 597N Instructor: Steve O’Neill, Esq. | 3 credits | Hybrid (In-Person + Online)...
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Peter Levy speaks about the role of energy modeling in building design and construction

Peter Levy speaks about the role of energy modeling in building design and construction

Peter Levy (MS, BEMP, LEED AP, CPHC), who is now co-owner of The Green Engineer Inc., a building energy consulting firm, is an alumnus of BCT's undergrad major as well as our Master's program. He spoke in his presentation about the value of building energy and daylight modeling and highlighted where those fit best into the building planning process. Interested in this topic? Peter will be teaching "Introduction to Building Energy Modeling" as a continuing education course at UMass Amherst's Mount Ida campus starting Fall 2019. More information... Synopsis An overview of the role that energy modeling plays in the design of buildings; including discussions about how energy models are used to inform design, pursue LEED (and other) certifications, procure utility incentives, and demonstrate code compliance. Additionally, how daylight modeling is used to optimize daylight opportunities, mitigate glare problems, and pursue LEED certification. Links Presentation Slides The Green Engineer ...
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Ezra Small speaks about UMass Amherst’s sustainability efforts

Ezra Small speaks about UMass Amherst’s sustainability efforts

The first lecture of our spring BCT seminar series was given by Ezra Small, who holds the title of Campus Sustainability Manager at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. In his engaged presentation, Ezra outlined the various efforts that UMass is undertaking to improve food supply, reduce waste, promote green building and reduce enrgy consumption, and support climate- and carbon-goals of the university and the state. Synopsis Mr. Small’s role within Facilities & Campus Services includes implementing sustainable systems to reduce the campus environmental footprint in energy, transportation, and waste. Notable accomplishments include establishing the Sustainability, Innovation & Engagement Fund, installing the largest solar project on a college campus in New England, winning the Massachusetts Leading by Example Award for outstanding environmental and energy leadership, helping the campus win the Second Nature Climate Leadership Award, and most recently launching ValleyBike, the largest electric assist bike share program in the Americas. Links Presentation Slides Sustainable UMass ...
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