Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2021!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2021!

https://youtu.be/lKE5YaUdW7Y Congratulations to our graduating seniors in BCT’s class of 2021! We are tremendously proud of you all and we wish you all the best for your upcoming professional lives. You may be entering a changed work world, but you are well prepared for it. All the best from the BCT faculty! Everyone in BCT’s class of 2021 is now part of the ever-growing BCT Alumni community! Due to the still-ongoing pandemic situation and related gathering limitations, we weren’t able to take our traditional group photo at the CNS celebration (or hold our traditional CNS and departmental receptions and celebrations). Instead, we organized a commencement and awards celebration event on Zoom, which you can review in the video above. We also had seven graduate students completing their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Sustainable Building Systems and our first student completing the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Construction. Congratulations also to them! Your BCT Faculty ...
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2020-21 BCT Awards and Scholarships

2020-21 BCT Awards and Scholarships

Reading Day is traditionally when when we honor the current year’s group of BCT award and scholarship recipients 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. Due to the still ongoing pandemic-related gathering limitations, we weren't able to hold an in-person event for our award recipients. Instead, we organized a Zoom event on 5/5/2021 where we celebrated both our award/scholarship recipients and our graduating seniors. You can re-watch the event below on YouTube (or via this link). The complete list of award and scholarship winners is shown below the video. Congratulations to all the recipients!!! https://youtu.be/lKE5YaUdW7Y 2020-21 BCT Outstanding Senior Award Jessica Zeliger Associated General Contractors of Western Massachusetts: Building and Construction Technology Endowment Tommy Lam, Chase Phenagar Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Academic Merit Nour Assaf, Nolan Pandolfi Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Leadership Nour Assaf Harry L. Folsom Award from the Donald B. Hyde Memorial...
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BCT Professional Masters Info Session, 2-17

BCT Professional Masters Info Session, 2-17

If you are graduating this Spring, a few months away, and considering Graduate School, join Dr. Carl Fiocchi in an Information Session (Weds. 2-17; 5:00 PM) on the BCT Professional Masters Program. The program is a one year (two semester) 30 credit program, where you will be able to pursue a specialized interest in Sustainable Building and increase your marketability in the AEC world. Zoom Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97088837228  ...
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Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2020!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2020!

Congratulations to our graduating seniors in BCT’s class of 2020! We are tremendously proud of them all and we wish them all the best for their upcoming professional lives. They may be entering a changed work world, but they are well prepared for it. All the best from the BCT faculty! Everyone in BCT’s class of 2020 is now part of the ever-growing BCT Alumni community! Due to the current pandemic situation, we weren't able to take our traditional group photo at the CNS celebration (or hold our traditional CNS and departmental receptions and celebrations). Instead, we asked for portraits, which we arranged in the image shown above. However, despite a large graduating class of over 60 students, not all students were able to send us something. We will hopefully have another chance when campus reopens and UMass holds an in-person commencement (tentatively envisioned for fall). In the meantime, this image will join our other graduating class pictures here. We also had ten...
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Alison Moynihan presents her hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry

Alison Moynihan presents her hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry

Everyone wants to invent an easier, cheaper, higher quality way to build; and panelized or modularized construction looks like it has the potential to provide that dream. Unfortunately, like most inventions, it is not the idea that is powerful it is the details (and the people) that actually make it work. Panelized or modularized construction comes in hundreds of different forms and offers a lot of potential benefits, but it also has its difficulties. This is an attempt to clarify what the challenges are and what some of the current systems really offer. Alison is currently a Project Manager, Energy Consultant and Assistant Structural Designer for Foard Panel. Alison is a certified energy geek with a specialty in Structural Insulated Panels and a passion for finding practical and sustainable solutions for building design problems. Alison lives in Keene, NH in a terribly inefficient 19th century brick apartment building and dreams of knowing enough to help build a "good enough" building. Links Foard Panel Presentation...
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