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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Trimble’s VP Roz Buick speaks about transforming the AECO industry

Trimble’s VP Roz Buick speaks about transforming the AECO industry

Rounding out our 2017 BCT spring seminar series was a talk by Trimble VP for Buildings, Roz Buick, who delivered a visionary and engaging overview of how Trimble sees itself transforming the AECO (architecture, engineering, construction, operations) industry. This presentation came on the heels of our celebration of the opening of the new Trimble Technology Lab in the equally new Design Building on 4/25. See the links below for her slides and some of the videos that were part of her presentation. Links: Presentation slides Video: Microsoft HoloLens: Partner Spotlight with Trimble Video: Trimble Makes the Impossible, Possible ...
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2016-2017 BCT Awards and Scholarships Given Out

2016-2017 BCT Awards and Scholarships Given Out

At the end of every academic year, BCT is proud to hand out several student scholarships and awards at the ECO departmental awards picnic in Hadley to our best and most promising students. This year we were joined by Gail Hanny and Dianne Zottoli who have been longtime BCT supporters and who are sponsoring the Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship in memory of their father. As a special treat, food was this year provided by our very own NAHB student group. The 2016-2017 awards and scholarships go to the following students. Congratulations to them all!!! BCT Outstanding Senior Award Greg Connery Evan Tarbox Donald Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Hoo-Hoo Award Sam Brodeur Elise Fabbri Oscar Hansen Thomas Jiang Congke Li Kenny Nguyen Sam Schale Jake Schick Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship Zachary Deguzman Kathleen O'Connor Gallery ...
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Photos: Design Building and Trimble Technology Lab Opening Celebration

Photos: Design Building and Trimble Technology Lab Opening Celebration

With the UMass Design Building official opening celebration a little more than a week ago, it is finally time for us to post some pictures. The event also saw the opening of the new Trimble Technology Lab. Most of the images below are by UMass photographer Thomas Kendall and the rest is from us. If you are interested in seeing more of the press coverage of the event, check out our Design Building press review. Links: Design Building Trimble Technology Lab ...
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