For BCT (and BMATWT) Alumni

Welcome back to the BCT website! Now that you are enjoying your professional life, stay in touch with former classmates, and grow your professional network using the various alumni lists and groups that we are maintaining. You are also very much invited to attend any of the public and alumni-only events that our program organizes every year.  Examples are:

  • Red Sox games
  • After-work and after-conference get-togethers (e.g. at ABX and NESEA BuildingEnergy)
  • BCT Job Fair get-togethers
  • And more…

We regularly post alumni news as well as undergraduate and graduate alumni profiles on this site and our social media networks. Contact us if you would also like to be featured.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Oct
21
Mon
BCT Lecture: Installing Fenestration in Exterior Insulated Walls @ UMass Olver Design Building, Room 170
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
BCT Lecture: Installing Fenestration in Exterior Insulated Walls @ UMass Olver Design Building, Room 170

Fall 2019 BCT Lecture Series

Speaker: Jaron Vos, Manager: Architectural Solutions Team; Pella Corporation

Location: 170 Olver Design Building

Fenestration openings are a critical component of the building envelope, especially in today’s sustainable, energy-efficient buildings. Join us to discuss the impact of exterior insulation on fenestration installation design.

Free and open to the public. AIA & USGBCI CES credits are available.

Nov
18
Mon
BCT Lecture: Building Better: Hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry @ UMass Olver Design Building, Room 170
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
BCT Lecture: Building Better: Hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry @ UMass Olver Design Building, Room 170

Fall 2019 BCT Lecture Series

Speaker: Alison Moynihan, Project Manager & Energy Consultant; Foard Panel

Location: 170 Olver Design Building

Everyone wants to invent an easier, cheaper, higher quality way to build; and panelized or modularized construction looks like it has the potential to provide that dream. Unfortunately, like most inventions, it is not the idea that is powerful; it is the details (and the people) that actually make it work. Panelized or modularized construction comes in hundreds of different forms and offers multiple potential benefits, but it also has its difficulties. This presentation will clarify what the challenges are and what some of the current systems offer.

Free and open to the public. AIA & USGBCI CES credits are available.

Dec
2
Mon
BCT Lecture: The Continuing Rise of Women in Construction @ UMass Olver Design Building, Room 170
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
BCT Lecture: The Continuing Rise of Women in Construction @ UMass Olver Design Building, Room 170

Fall 2019 BCT Lecture Series

Speaker: Carolina Cudemus-Jones, Director: Design and Construction Management; UMass Amherst

Location: 170 Olver Design Building

The percentage of women in construction hovers between 9 to 10% across the industry, in the field only 3%. The industry is changing – the industry now recognizes that women bring an additional layer of diversity, experience and management style that are innovating and energizing an industry. Construction in general is experiencing shortages in skilled knowledge across the disciplines and women have become the future of the industry at all levels.

Free and open to the public. AIA & USGBCI CES credits are available.

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Stay In Touch!

You can network with other BCT alumni and receive our program news and updates using any of the following links. Our tip: Add yourself at least to the alumni email list and the Facebook group.

 BCT’s (alumni) email list (for news and events). Register with a non-UMass, non-work email (e.g. a personal Gmail address) and select at least “Alumni News” as interest.

 Job email list (for job offers). You can keep receiving our forwarded job offers with this list.

 Facebook BCT Alumni Group (for discussions, events, and photos).

 Facebook Page (for news, photos, and public discussions).

 LinkedIn BCT Alumni Group (for discussions and jobs). This connects your LinkedIn profile to us.

Bob Hastings

At UMass, you can reach out directly to any BCT faculty or the program director via our contact form or phone and direct email.

You can also contact one of our BCT Alumni Community Managers. These amazing folks are active in our alumni community and are organizing the above-mentioned get-togethers, provide career advice, and the like:

  • Zach Kushner (currently working at Gilbane Building Company, Springfield, MA). Contact: LinkedIn
  • Bob Hastings (currently working at Home Remodeling Pros, Annapolis, MD). Contact: LinkedIn

Support the BCT Alumni Scholarship!

Give back to BCT and support our current students by donating to the newly-established BCT Alumni Scholarship Fund. We will use half of the donations for direct scholarships and will accumulate the rest until this fund can be endowed (which makes it a permanent source of scholarship funding). You can give to this fund online right here:

For Graduating BCT Students

UMass Alumni AssociationAs you all know, a good professional network is crucial to success in the “real world”. It can provide you with advice and feedback, job opportunities, and support for when professional life throws a curve ball at you. Having studied in BCT, you have already built up personal connections to fellow students that will be available to you even after you leave UMass. The university and BCT have various resources and are holding events specifically to help you build and maintain that network.

You can connect with us using the various social media connections mentioned on top of this page under “Stay in Touch!”. That way, you will get notified when we are organizing events or have job offers that may be of interest. Make sure you add yourself at least to our BCT (alumni) email list.

Also, upon graduation from BCT, you will receive an Alumni ID. Your first step then should be to register with the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

This has various benefits for you – for example, you can get an alumni association forwarding email. It also allows us to better stay in touch with you. You will then be able to receive occasional notices of events at BCT.

Either way, we hope you check back in every once in a while and let us know what became of you. We are always curious to hear about our graduating students’ career paths.