Alex Schreyer Appointed as BCT Assistant Program Director

9/26/2011 – Amherst, MA – Please join me in welcoming Alex Schreyer under the additional title of Assistant Program Director of Building and Construction Technology.  Alex’s 8-years of experience in Teaching and Advising, primarily focused on the BCT Undergraduate program will serve him well in this new role.  Alex has developed strong cross-disciplinary ties across campus including: engineering, and architecture and design which will serve both the BCT undergraduate and graduate programs as our curriculum continues to evolve. Dr. Peggi Clouston will continue in her role as Graduate Concentration Coordinator for the new Building Systems Concentration within the Dept. of Environmental Conservation graduate program.  In particular we recognize her leadership in the overall growth of the research accomplishments in the BCT program and for her lead role in effecting the recent Graduate Program changes for BCT and the Department as a whole.    ...
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Talk on 8/3/2011: “Sustainable Wood Construction Practices in Austria”

Join BCT for a presentation this Wednesday by Anton (Toni) Kraler. He is a visiting scholar and Architect from the University of Innsbruck, Austria with a background in Passive House design and acoustics engineering. He has also done a lot of interesting work with wood. He'll be speaking on building physics and wood construction. Who: Anton (Toni) Kraler, Asst.Prof., DI Dr. techn. Timber Engineering Unit - Institute for Structural Engineering and Materials Science University of Innsbruck - Department of Civil Engineering Sciences Title of Talk: Sustainable Wood Construction Practices in Austria Where: Holdsworth Hall, Room 105 When: 10-11am, Wednesday, August 3, 2011...
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Register for the 2007 Wood Structures Symposium

Building with wood is building for the future Contemporary wood architecture demonstrates ingenuity and new direction. In the quest for sustainable building materials, life-cycle analysis studies consistently show wood as having top environmental benefits: it is energy efficient in production and operation; it absorbs and stores the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide; and it is renewable, recyclable, and sustainable. As a result, wood is becoming a material of choice in award winning environmentally green structures as well as a prominent building material used in showcase projects at world expositions. This two-day meeting will discuss and illustrate the latest innovations in wood architecture, engineering and construction. Topics include: contemporary wood architecture world-wide, wood and the environment, technological advances in green buildings, digital fabrication with wood and detailing of engineered wood products. A full day workshop by the American Wood Council on...
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