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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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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Schreyer Authors New Edition of ‘Fundamentals of Residential Construction’

Schreyer Authors New Edition of ‘Fundamentals of Residential Construction’

Alexander Schreyer, director of the building and construction technology (BCT) program, has revised and expanded “Fundamentals of Residential Construction” to produce the fourth edition of the guide to professional construction of single-family and multifamily homes. Schreyer joins Edward Allen, formerly of MIT, Yale University and the University of Oregon, and Robert Thallon of the University of Oregon, who wrote the book’s previous editions. The new edition, which is being published by John Wiley & Sons, promises to be essential to the process of learning about residential construction, according to the publisher. “Construction is a slow-changing industry, but it changes, and keeping up with that is really important,” said Schreyer. “It was really exciting to be able to join this book as one of the authors so we can keep pushing the envelope and teach about residential construction. There are lots of people that need to know about it, want to know about it, and want to be builders or build their own...
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Hill International’s Billings and Goulet Provide a Construction Management Perspective on the Design Building

Hill International’s Billings and Goulet Provide a Construction Management Perspective on the Design Building

As the Owner's Project Manager (OPM) on the UMass Design Building project, Hill International represented the UMass Building Authority (UMBA). David Billings and Marty Goulet were their on-site representatives who handled many questions relating to construction and risk management, constructability, and coordination. We were fortunate to get their perspective on the Design Building's journey from concept to reality in this talk. Links: Hill International Presentation ...
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BVH’s Ilona Prosol and Jeremy Rapoza Present on the Design Building’s Mechanical Systems

BVH’s Ilona Prosol and Jeremy Rapoza Present on the Design Building’s Mechanical Systems

For the second talk in our Spring 2017 BCT Lecture Series, we enjoyed a visit by the mechanical systems designers on the Design Building, Ilona Prosol and Jeremy Rapoza, of BVH Integrated Systems. In a two-hour talk and tour, they led students and faculty through the many air handling, heating, cooling, fire suppression, and many other systems that make our Design Building a comfortable home for our program. Links BVH Integrated Services BVH presentation ...
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