UMass in 3D on YouTube

Google just published a video on the topic "Why do people model for Google Earth?". UMass and Amherst are featured prominently in it. All of the three-dimensional models of the UMass campus buildings were made by students from BMATWT/BCT in NRC, LARP and Architecture at UMass. The models were created as part of Alexander Schreyer's course BMATWT 420 "Advanced topics in CAD". You can watch the video below: ...
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FPS student group wins award

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada -   The University of Massachusetts Forest Products Society Student Chapter has received an Outstanding Student Performance Award that was presented at the 59th International Convention – Quebec, Canada at the Official Luncheon held on Monday, June 20th. Dave Damery, faculty liaison, accepted the award, commemorated by a handsome plaque (wood of course!).  Section officers named on the plaque are  Michael Breor, Walter Pawlowski, Don Smith and Jean Augustin.  The student chapter was one of just 4 chapters nationwide to receive an award. Performance criteria for the award included: membership, meetings, educational meetings, and additional activities including public service. The BMATWT student chapter built and now maintains the much-used benches and planters at the entrance to Holdsworth.  They participated in several recruiting activities for the department including the NRE College Day, Undeclared Majors Fair, and others. ...
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An Internship as a Drafter in Engineered Wood for Boise Cascade, LLC.

An Internship as a Drafter in Engineered Wood for Boise Cascade, LLC.

Student: Tanya Favorite Faculty Sponsor: Peggi Clouston Project Type: Independent Study Year: 2005 Introduction: Boise Cascade, LLC is a distributor and manufacturer of wood products, paper, and packaging. Boise is made up of four divisions, one of which is the Building Solutions and Distribution Division. There are 29 distribution locations, which has over $2 Billion in sales in 2003. Boise is the second largest supplier of Engineered Wood Products in the United States. My internship with Boise took place at their Westfield, MA branch. The internship was 40 hours a week during the summer and 21 hours a week during the Fall semester. The Westfield branch services the New England, New York, and New York City areas. The branch has about 75 employees, 9 of which are in the Engineered Wood Department. In order to be placed in this internship, a prior knowledge of many of the topics covered in the Building Materials and Wood Technology major were needed. Ttopics were covered in BMATWT classes such as: Light...
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Residential Design: From Construction to Completion

Internships: Residential Design, from Conception to Completion. Student: John LaBreck Faculty Sponsor: Peggi Clouston Project Type: Independent Study Year: 2005 Introduction: During my 2005 winter session brake from college I looked to further my education in a somewhat different way. I was looking for hands-on experience in the field of Residential Construction rather than more coursework. I felt strongly that some on-site experience in the field would be a great asset for my resume and for my upcoming career. I have owned a residential design business for the past three years and wanted some more experience within the other areas of the field. Developing the construction drawings was a start but I wanted to tie it all together. Some of the areas I wished to work more closely within included: framing, estimating, on-site and off-site leadership, etc. I was given the opportunity to work for a residential builder that I had just recently done a set of construction drawings for and the project he happened...
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