2013-2014 BCT Student Awards and Scholarships Handed Out

It was a true pleasure to present this year's outstanding BCT students with awards and scholarships at the annual ECO picnic, held yesterday in Hadley. We are very proud of these students and congratulate them on their achievements! The images below show the attending award recipients. All of the recipients can also be found on the "Student Awards" page on this website. BCT Outstanding Senior Award recipient: Irina Makucha Donald Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Hoo-Hoo Award recipients: John Yip, Chloe Rutkowski, Evan Miamis, Timothy J. Bemis, William Rueda. Not pictured: Patrick Duncan, Andrew O’Loughlin Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship recipient: Rommel Cordova-Fiori...
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BCT Student Chapter Wins Award at International Builders’ Show

BCT Student Chapter Wins Award at International Builders’ Show

This past week, the UMass chapter of the National Association of Homebuilders travelled to Las Vegas to compete in the Residential Construction Management Competition, a star feature of the International Builders’ Show. This was UMass’ first time ever being represented at the RCMC after many past chapters had tried to complete the project, but failed due to lack of organization and funding. The Residential Construction Management Competition requires each student chapter to play the role of a construction company and develop a fully comprehensive development proposal for a real plot of land in the United States. This year the site was a 60-acre plot of land in Aurora, Colorado, just east of Denver. The UMass Chapter, also known as Minuteman Construction Co., proposed a 40-home neighborhood targeting the move up market (household income $80,000-$100,000) that focused on affordability, sustainability, and connectivity. Co-presidents Tom Bliss and John Coroa were the only returning members to the chapter this year after the disappointment of...
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L. Carl Fiocchi wins Autodesk Excellence in Analysis Award

L. Carl Fiocchi wins Autodesk Excellence in Analysis Award

L. Carl Fiocchi, a Ph.D. Candidate in BCT, just won the Autodesk Excellence in Analysis Award. About the project This project is an analysis of the Gropius House, a Modernist icon constructed in 1938.  The intent was to deconstruct and analyze several passive solar shading techniques that Walter Gropius had incorporated into the building and site design: a brise-soleil, trees, and a retractable awning. The building was modeled in Revit and analysis was performed in Ecotect. For more information and to read the jury comments, follow this link: http://sustainabilityworkshop.autodesk.com/project-gallery/sustaining-modernity-analysis-gropius-house  ...
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BCT Student Awards Recipients 2012-2013

This year BCT honored the following students at our annual picnic on 5/2. Congratulations!!! BCT Outstanding Senior Award: > Kevin Bernardo Donald Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Hoo-Hoo Award: > Timothy J. Bemis > Matt DiBara > Rori O’Connor > Clayton Sibley > Michael R. Varney Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship: > Clayton Sibley   You can find all of the past years' winners here: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/academics/student-awards/...
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