BCT Alumnus Profile: Caroline Kmiec (BS ’14)

BCT Alumnus Profile: Caroline Kmiec (BS ’14)

   We caught up this semester with our alumnus, Caroline Kmiec, who currently works as an Assistant Project Manager at W.T. Rich Company, Inc. in Newton, MA. She shared details of her recent projects with us and provided our graduating seniors with stories "from the real world". Asked about her experience here at BCT, she shared this with us: “My name is Caroline Kmiec. I graduated from UMASS Amherst from the BCT program in December of 2014. Since then, I have been working with a Commercial General Contracting Company, W.T. Rich Co Inc. located out of Newton MA. Founded in 1968, W.T. Rich Company has over four decades of experience as a General Contractor and Construction Manager. We specialize in major renovation work, historical restoration, new builds and projects that involve unique logistical, technical or scheduling challenges. Our field and management personnel have successfully performed hundreds of projects of this nature. We focus our capabilities and resources on only those projects that best...
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Introducing Bob Hastings, BCT’s new Alumni Community Manager

Introducing Bob Hastings, BCT’s new Alumni Community Manager

We in BCT are always amazed at the wide range of jobs that our students land after graduation. And with 50-60 graduating students each year, this community of BCT alumni is certain to make an impact on the built environment through all of their great work. There is only one downside to graduation: Everyone goes their own way and after a year, even the UMass email won't work anymore. How can alumni stay in touch then? We have been pushing forward some initiatives to grow and maintain an active alumni community: We started a LinkedIn group, for example. In addition, this year we had a first combined alumni event with Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (about our new building). What we needed, however, was a dedicated BCT alumnus who preferably works in the Boston area (so that BCT alumni in greater Boston can participate a little easier). I am very happy to announce today that we have found one! Meet Bob Hastings, our new Alumni Community Manager! Bob...
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BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event was a great success

BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event was a great success

The combined BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event on June 6th not only showcased the new Design Building, it also gave us a chance to reconnect with some of our successful alumni. Attendees came from Commodore Builders, Hill International, Integrity Design & Construction, and Next Step Living. The group photo above and the gallery below give some nice impressions of the event. You can find even more images on the BCT Facebook page. ...
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Leers Weinzapfel’s Tom Chung to Speak at BCT(BMATWT)/Arch/LARP Reception on June 6th

Leers Weinzapfel’s Tom Chung to Speak at BCT(BMATWT)/Arch/LARP Reception on June 6th

We are excited to announce that the Project Architect on the (Integrated) Design Building, Tom Chung of Leers Weinzapfel Associates will speak at our upcoming Alumni Weekend Event, giving an overview of the project's developments so far. If you are a BCT/BMATWT alumnus or a friend of the program, join us on June 6th at UMass! Follow the instructions in the original announcement (copied below) to register as soon as possible so that we can make sure we have enough food for everyone. Join fellow alumni and friends of the Building and Construction Technology program (formerly Building Materials and Wood Technology – BMATWT) and our friends in Architecture and Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning (LARP) on Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm during Alumni Weekend to hear about plans for our new building and current developments in our program. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. No cost to attend. Please register at the following link: http://umassalumni.com/s/1640/alumni/interior-2col.aspx?sid=1640&gid=2&pgid=1789&content_id=1465 For more information about Alumni Weekend: http://umassalumni.com/AlumniWeekend You can also download this event to your...
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