Faculty in BCT have published a variety of books as authors or editors. Those are listed below by date of publication (for the most recent edition).
Fundamentals of Residential Construction, 4th Edition
by Edward Allen, Rob Thallon, Alexander C. Schreyer
Fundamentals of Residential Construction is the definitive guide to single family and multifamily home building that details every step of the construction process. From siting and foundations to finishing details, this book provides a complete walk-through of professional home construction. Over 1,200 drawings and photographs animate the textbook, while interactive supplementary online resources help facilitate an understanding of the material. This fourth edition accommodates the latest developments in materials and methods, including new coverage of sustainable building and energy efficiency, multifamily construction, prefabricated building components, and CAD/BIM planning tools in residential construction. Authoritative coverage of wood light-frame construction, building systems, industrialized fabrication, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel and masonry construction, multi-family buildings, and more provides a solid foundation in residential construction methods, tools, and processes.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-118-97799-6, Publication: 2017
Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting, 2nd Edition
Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is the leading guide to this incredibly useful tool for architects, interior designers, construction professionals, and makers. With easy to follow tutorials that first brush up on the basics of the program and then cover many advanced processes, this resource offers both informative text and full-color illustrations to clearly convey the techniques and features you need to excel. The updated second edition has a new chapter that explains how to make things with SketchUp, and covers 3D printing, design to fabrication, CNC milling, and laser cutting. Other chapters also now cover Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D web content generation. Additionally, the revised text offers insight into the latest products and plugin extensions, navigation methods, import/export options, and 3D model creation features to ensure you have an up to date understanding of how to make SketchUp help you meet your project goals.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-118-97881-8, Published: 2015
Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application
By Wirasak Smitthipong, Rungsima Chollakup, Michel Nardin (includes chapter by Peggi Clouston, Sanjay R. Arwade, and Alireza Amini)
Since synthetic plastics derived from fossil resources are mostly non-biodegradable, many academic and industrial researchers have shifted their attention toward bio-based materials, which are more eco-friendly.
Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application provides an overview of the state-of-art in bio-based composites. The book integrates knowledge from various disciplines including plant science, materials science, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology. It discusses the raw materials used in bio-based composites, basic design principles, properties, applications, and life cycle assessments.
The book also presents a strategic and policy-oriented view of these composites and considers the costs of retrofitting existing chemical production plants for bio-based composite manufacture. It is a definitive resource on bio-composites for academics, regulatory agencies, research and development communities, and industries worldwide.
Publisher: CRC Press, ISBN: 978-1-482-21448-2, Published: 2014
Without a Hitch – New Directions in Prefabricated Architecture
by Peggi Clouston, Stephen Schreiber, Ray Kinoshita Mann
Proceedings for 2008 Northeast Fall Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, held at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
ISBN: 978-0-55708-075-5, Published: 2009
Understanding Wood – A Craftsman’s Guide To Wood Technology, 2nd Edition
The first edition of Understanding Wood was published in 1980 and has since sold more than 130,000 copies. It is widely held as a definitive reference work and the cornerstone of every woodworker’s library. Now, Bruce Hoadley’s comprehensive guide to wood technology has been revised and updated in this 20th-anniversary edition of a classic.
New information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes brings this book into the 21st century, while more than 300 photographs bring important visual information to life. This edition covers the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, and the woodworker’s raw materials. Understanding Wood was written for woodworkers by a scientist with a love of woodworking. It will be sought after by craftsmen and collectors alike.
Publisher: Taunton Press, ISBN: 978-1-56158-358-4, Published: 2005
Identifying Wood – Accurate Results With Simple Tools
With just the naked eye and a hand lens or elementary microscopy, you will be able to identify over 180 domestic and tropical hardwoods and softwoods by following the straightforward techniques in this book.
Bruce Hoadley, a professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides an overview of the wood identification process, a look at the basic anatomy of woody plants, hundreds of easy-to-use charts and crystal-clear photographs and microphotographs, sources of information and materials, and a glossary of all technical terms used in the book.
Publisher: Taunton Press, ISBN: 978-0-942391-04-6, Published: 1990