Spring 2017 BCT Lecture Series Announced

Spring 2017 BCT Lecture Series Announced

We just finalized the spring 2017 BCT lecture series. See below for this semester's lineup that focuses on various aspects related to our new home, the Design Building. BCT LECTURE: ELECTROCHROMIC GLASS IN THE DESIGN BUILDING Aaron Smith, View Inc. March 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: DESIGN BUILDING – THE JOURNEY FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY David Billings and Martin Goulet, Hill International March 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: MECHANICAL SYSTEMS IN THE DESIGN BUILDING – TALK & TOUR Ilona Prosol, Project Manager, BVH Integrated Services March 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: ENVELOPE STRATEGIES OF THE DESIGN BUILDING Marta Bouchard, Atelier 10 April 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: TRIMBLE IN EDUCATION Roz Buick, Vice President, Buildings, Trimble April 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar Poster BCT Lectures Spring 2017...
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UMass’ sustainable Design Building featured in new video

UMass’ sustainable Design Building featured in new video

UMass just released a video that showcases BCT's new home, the beautiful and sustainable Design Building. This building showcases many advanced and green building technologies, including an industry-leading contemporary wood structure. You can learn more about the Design Building on our site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IJ8OyMpEcE...
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Can College Kids Help Mass. Towns Go Green?

Can College Kids Help Mass. Towns Go Green?

BCT's extension faculty member Ben Weil and his "Clean Energy Corps" students (from the BCT 597R course) were recently in the news with their efforts to make buildings more sustainable for Massachusetts' municipalities: Let Us Introduce the UMass Clean Energy Corps Ask town officials what they think in Ware. Ask them in Natick, and in Greenfield. Palmer too. These are some of the towns where the new UMass Clean Energy Corps has touched down in the few months since its founding. The Corps is a student-centered initiative focused on helping communities across the Commonwealth develop and meet their clean energy goals. It was created by UMass Clean Energy Extension, a research and outreach program that in its first two years of life has been helping transform communities and businesses into cleaner, more efficient places to live, work, and grow into the future. UMass Clean Energy Extension is a program of UMass Extension (or as it was once known, Cooperative Extension), which, for over a hundred...
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BCT Showcases Design Building to Secretary Beaton

BCT Showcases Design Building to Secretary Beaton

BCT had the pleasure today to showcase our research and our beautiful new heavy-timber Design Building to Matthew Beaton, State Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA). BCT faculty member Dr. Peggi Clouston and program director Alexander Schreyer provided a tour of the new building to Secretary Beaton, Chancellor Subbaswamy, Dean Goodwin, and others. Secretary Beaton even took a moment to sign our commemorative glulam beam. ...
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New Trimble Technology Lab Gift to UMass Amherst Expands Training and Research for Building Design and Fabrication

New Trimble Technology Lab Gift to UMass Amherst Expands Training and Research for Building Design and Fabrication

  SUNNYVALE, Calif. and AMHERST, Mass., – A significant in-kind gift from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) will expand the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment. Partnering with Trimble allows UMass Amherst to more fully integrate across its curricula the technological tools that are rapidly transforming how building and living environments are designed and constructed. The gift will establish the 1,300-square-foot Trimble Technology Lab in the new Design Building at UMass Amherst. The lab will include equipment such as Trimble’s laser scanners, advanced robotic surveying systems, imaging rovers, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers and many of Trimble’s software packages including RealWorks® scanning software, Trimble Business Center, Vico Office Suite, GCEstimator™ Suite, Tekla® Structures, Sefaira Architecture and its popular 3D modeling software SketchUp Pro. Potential applications of these technologies range from the scanning of historic buildings to ensure their preservation, design and 3D printing of architectural building models, digital fabrication of...
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