Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2020!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2020!

Congratulations to our graduating seniors in BCT’s class of 2020! We are tremendously proud of them all and we wish them all the best for their upcoming professional lives. They may be entering a changed work world, but they are well prepared for it. All the best from the BCT faculty! Everyone in BCT’s class of 2020 is now part of the ever-growing BCT Alumni community! Due to the current situation, we weren't able to take our traditional group photo at the CNS celebration (or hold our traditional CNS and departmental receptions and celebrations). Instead, we asked for portraits, which we arranged in the image shown above. However, despite a large graduating class of over 60 students, not all students were able to send us something. We will hopefully have another chance when campus reopens and UMass holds an in-person commencement (tentatively envisioned for fall). In the meantime, this image will join our other graduating class pictures here. We also had ten graduate...
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2019-2020 BCT Awards and Scholarships

2019-2020 BCT Awards and Scholarships

Reading Day is traditionally when where we honor the current year’s group of BCT award and scholarship recipients at the annual ECO departmental awards picnic. This is always an exciting part of the academic year because we can shine a light on outstanding student achievements and provide scholarship support. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we weren't able to hold the picnic this year. But that doesn't stop us from handing out the awards. We may even be able to reschedule our awards celebration for sometime during the fall (TBA at a later date). The list below shows the current award and scholarship winners. Congratulations to all of them!!! 2019-2020 BCT Awards and Scholarships BCT Outstanding Senior Award Daniel Dimitrov Associated General Contractors of Western Massachusetts: Building and Construction Technology Endowment Hunter Apteker Hayden Cantoni Tyler Cerrone Chase Phenegar Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Academic Merit Tyler Cerrone Antin Lam Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Leadership Robson Stewart Harry L. Folsom Award from the Donald B. Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Nour Assaf Harry and Virginia...
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Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2019!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2019!

Congratulations to our graduating students in BCT’s class of 2019! We are tremendously proud of you and we wish you all the best for your upcoming professional life. You are now part of the ever-growing BCT Alumni community! As in years past, we couldn’t only take a serious photo, of course… Please note: These group shots were taken at the CNS celebration and unfortunately not all of the graduating students made it onto the picture. We also had several graduate students completing their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Sustainable Building Systems. The image below shows most of those students and our BCT faculty at our first-ever graduate celebration. For more images, don’t forget to also check out our pictures from all of the commencement events on the BCT Facebook page. We also keep an archive of the graduating class pictures here....
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2018-2019 BCT Awards and Scholarships Handed Out

2018-2019 BCT Awards and Scholarships Handed Out

Reading Day is traditionally when where we honor this year’s group of BCT award and scholarship winners at the annual ECO departmental awards picnic. This is always an exciting part of the academic year because we can shine a light on outstanding student achievements and provide scholarship support. For the first time, we were able to award the AGC and BCT Alumni scholarships, which were both established last year through endowments and donations. The list below shows the current award winners. Congratulations to all!!! 2018-2019 BCT Awards BCT Outstanding Senior Award Samuel Schale Associated General Contractors of Western Massachusetts: Building and Construction Technology Endowment Hayden Cantoni Christopher Annis Hunter Apteker Akeem Smith Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Academic Merit Daniel Dimitrov Erik Giannelli Building and Construction Technology Alumni Scholarship for Leadership Robson Stewart Harry L. Folsom Award from the Donald B. Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Eric Waterman David Pacheco Harry and Virginia Braconier Scholarship Richard Inkoom Steven Hall Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship Kayla Van Aken Steven Hall Gallery ...
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Peter Levy speaks about the role of energy modeling in building design and construction

Peter Levy speaks about the role of energy modeling in building design and construction

Peter Levy (MS, BEMP, LEED AP, CPHC), who is now co-owner of The Green Engineer Inc., a building energy consulting firm, is an alumnus of BCT's undergrad major as well as our Master's program. He spoke in his presentation about the value of building energy and daylight modeling and highlighted where those fit best into the building planning process. Interested in this topic? Peter will be teaching "Introduction to Building Energy Modeling" as a continuing education course at UMass Amherst's Mount Ida campus starting Fall 2019. More information... Synopsis An overview of the role that energy modeling plays in the design of buildings; including discussions about how energy models are used to inform design, pursue LEED (and other) certifications, procure utility incentives, and demonstrate code compliance. Additionally, how daylight modeling is used to optimize daylight opportunities, mitigate glare problems, and pursue LEED certification. https://youtu.be/54E_30owU1M Links Presentation Slides The Green Engineer ...
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