Welcome (back) students!

Welcome (back) students!

Welcome back to UMass to all our undergrad and grad students! And welcome to all incoming students of the class of 2021! This fall semester marks our second term in the Design Building where we are roommates with the Departments of Architecture, and Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. When you are starting the new semester, keep the following in mind: Most of your BCT classes are in the Design Building with DB 162 being our main classroom. Check Spire for room numbers and give yourself some time to find the rooms. The Design Building is located between Morrill and the Studio Arts Building. Undergrads have card access to the Design Building entrances and the DB 260 computer room. Just use your U-card after hours. BCT faculty and the program director are on the third floor of the Design Building. Just remember: “All the way up the great stair and then to the left.” That’s where you will find us. BCT undergrads have a beautiful lounge...
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Design Building Featured in UMass Magazine

Design Building Featured in UMass Magazine

The Design Building was just featured in this summer's edition of the UMass Magazine. You can view the beautiful image spread by visiting the following link: http://www.umass.edu/magazine/summer-2017/mass-timber For a full list of all the press coverage that this building has received so far, follow this link....
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We are hiring: Sustainable Construction Management Position Available in BCT

We are excited to announce availability of a Lecturer position with the Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program in Sustainable Construction Management: Available Position Lecturer in Sustainable Construction Management Building and Construction Technology Program University of Massachusetts Amherst The Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://bct.eco.umass.edu/) seeks applications for a full-time (9-month academic-year) non-tenure-track appointment as Lecturer in Sustainable Construction Management. The initial appointment will be for two years but is renewable based on performance and program need. Job Description Teaching The successful candidate’s teaching combines core construction management topics with an integrative approach to sustainability in the built environment. Given that construction projects have increasing demands for sustainable systems, materials, energy solutions, and resource-efficient fabrication processes, it is becoming more and more important for construction project managers to be able to integrate these demands into successful projects. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per year (15 credits): Construction Project Management (3 credits, two terms); Construction Scheduling (2...
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Summer 2017 BCT Continuing Education and Online Courses

This summer, BCT is offering two CPE courses. These courses are available to everyone, there is no need to be already enrolled at UMass to take them. Follow the links below to learn more and enroll. For general information about our CPE courses, follow this link. BCT 320 – Intro to CAD in Construction and Architecture (in-person, DB 260) BCT 597D ST – Sustainable Building and LEED Certification (online) Both are offered during Summer Session 2 (7/10-8/18) and the last day to register is 7/14, Here are some details about both courses and the instructors: BCT 320 - Intro to CAD in Construction and Architecture Session: CS2 - CPE Summer Session 2 (7/10-8/18) Meets: In-Person, TuTh 4-7 pm Location: DB rm 260 Fee: in-state: $1,446 ($482/credit), out-of-state: $2,073 ($691/credit) (3 credits) Out-of-state rates will only be charged to out-of-state students who are currently enrolled in a non-CPE degree program. If you are a non-degree student, only in-state rates apply. Instructor: Clark Piers-Gamble Email: cpiersgamble@umass.edu This course provides an introduction into construction-related Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) tools. By using industry-standard software...
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Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2017!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2017!

Congratulations to all of our graduating students in BCT! We are tremendously proud of them and we wish them all the best for their upcoming professional life. 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 students made it onto the picture. We also had several graduate students completing their doctorates and Master's degrees. Carl, Nariman, and Chris can be seen in the following photos, which also feature a cameo from former BCT faculty, Simi Hoque. For more, don’t forget to also check out our pictures from all of the commencement events on the BCT Facebook page....
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