Fall Visit Day

Take a step into your future at UMass Amherst Fall Visit Days. Tour our beautiful campus, meet our stellar students and faculty, and learn how you can become part of this powerful community.  Join us on campus in October and experience UMass for yourself!...
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BCT Lecture: Utilizing Design and Construction Frameworks to Design and Build Software

UTILIZING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FRAMEWORKS TO DESIGN AND BUILD SOFTWARE Mark Harrison, Product Manger, Trimble Inc. December 05, 2022 Creating industry-leading design software like Trimble SketchUp requires a designer’s understanding of and sensibilities for the processes that it needs to support. This talk explores the many ways in which designers (technologists, architects, and others) can help shape the software user interfaces and technologies that they work with on a daily basis....
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BCT Lecture: Carbon Drawdown Now: Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks with Bio-Based Materials

  CARBON DRAWDOWN NOW: TURNING BUILDINGS INTO CARBON SINKS WITH BIO-BASED MATERIALSJacob Deva Racusin, Dir. of Building Science, NewFrameworkNovember 07, 2022Human influence on warming the atmosphere is enormous. Using case studies, data, and material examples the lecture rekindles hope by analyzing the natural cycle of carbon absorption and storage, and the role of forests and wood products in mitigating carbon emissions....
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BCT Lecture: IRA 2022 and its Implications on the Built Environment

IRA 2022 AND ITS IMPLICATION ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENTDr. Adewale Adesanya, Founder/CEO Havenergy Consulting Inc.October 17, 2022By reviewing provisions of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and what it means to building professionals, the lecture highlights steps towards actions in the built environment that addresses climate change and boosts the administration’s commitments on environmental justice (EJ)....
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BCT Lecture: Integrating the Old and New: Facing Challenges on a Construction Remodel

INTEGRATING THE OLD AND NEW: FACING THE CHALLENGES ON A CONSTRUCTION REMODELJack Manifold, CEO of J. Manifold Construction, LLCSeptember 19, 2022Using specific case studies, learn vital elements of construction from the old to the new regarding structural integrity, foundational excellence, and project sitework elements for both remodeled commercial and residential buildings. Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98935710361?pwd=VFpXamtCeVQ2R1N3emRjc3VFV09DQT09...
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