Wesley Stanhope & Ken Neuhauser Present on Building Commissioning

Wesley Stanhope & Ken Neuhauser Present on Building Commissioning

Synopsis Buildings are comprised of potentially competing systems that are expected to work in harmony with each other. Commissioning is a living and adaptive process that can be implemented at any point throughout the lifespan of a building, ensuring that the building systems are reviewed and tested for optimum performance. Wes & Ken shared lessons learned from projects to explain why the most successful building Commissioning starts before design has begun.   https://youtu.be/zbeDksdTxU8   Links Building Evolution Corporation ...
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Awards Abound for NAHB Student Chapter in this Year’s Residential Construction Competition

Awards Abound for NAHB Student Chapter in this Year’s Residential Construction Competition

Our UMass NAHB student chapter just capped off the most successful year in its history. In this year's NAHB Student Competition, in which teams have to create a proposal for a housing development, the UMass team came in 8th place. This was the highest the chapter has ever placed. In the proposal, the UMass team had to create a site plan, construction schedules and estimates, a sales and marketing strategy along with a detailed financial analysis of the project. Additionally, the UMass chapter was awarded 2nd place for the Outstanding Student Chapter Award. The NAHB Outstanding Student Chapter Award recognizes NAHB student chapters at schools that go the extra mile to engage with their local HBA, the community, and student body of their schools. The strong relationship between HBRAWM and the UMass chapter was a major factor for this award. The members of this year’s team included Hunter Apteker, George Boccelli, Hayden Cantoni, David Ibrahim, Robson Stewart, and Winnie Wang (see also image...
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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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Register now for BCT’s Winter & Spring Online Professional Education Courses

Register now for BCT’s Winter & Spring Online Professional Education Courses

With an increasing number of our courses now online, we are announcing the immediate availability of the following professional education courses for the upcoming Winter Term (Dec. - Jan.) and Spring Term (Feb. - May). There is no need to be a matriculated UMass student to take these courses. Anyone with a professional interest in our field can take them on a per-credit fee basis. Register Now! Learn more about these courses and register now on the University Without Walls (UWW) website at the following link: Find Courses and Enroll   (filter by “Subject” and look for “Building and Construction Technology” or “Environmental Conservation”) Want More? Many of these courses can be taken to fulfill requirements of our Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Construction or our Professional Masters in Sustainable Building Systems. Contact us anytime if you would like to learn more about those options. Upcoming Courses Winter Term Sustainable Building & LEED Certification This course introduces core concepts of the USGBC LEED Rating Systems and assists students in study and...
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