And it begins…

And it begins…

So apparently construction on the new (Integrated) Design Building at UMass has officially begun. Fences are going up and we can't wat to see the "new dirt" (remember the phrase?). We'll occasionally post here about what is going on at the site, but you can find a constant stream of our photos on Facebook at the link below (accessible even if you are not on Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.883520311711215.1073741830.104439489619305&type=1...
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NAHB students participate in 2015 Residential Construction Management Competition

NAHB students participate in 2015 Residential Construction Management Competition

This January the UMass Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders once again competed in the NAHB's Residential Construction Management Competition. Last year was the team's first year competing and they took home "Rookie of the Year". This year, the team was led by returning members, President Frank Kelly, Vice President John Yip and Secretary Evan Miamis. Each student chapter was to act as a Construction Company with a fully developed proposal that they would present to a panel of investors. The site of the competition this year was a 40 acre site in Lebanon Tennessee that is part of a larger development called Hamilton Springs. Their company was once again Minuteman Construction and their development was named Cedar City Complex and consisted of mix residential and commercial unit that were geared towards generation Y. Their proposal was over 120 pages and they had to present their proposal to the panel of judges in Las Vegas during the International Builders Show. The...
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Weil Co-Organizes Panel on Women in Green Building Construction

As part of the monthly “Green Night Events” at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton, BCT extension faculty member Ben Weil co-organized a panel discussion with Jaqueline Cook on January 14th. This event took place under the umbrella of the Western Massachusetts Green Consortium (http://westernmassgreenconsortium.org). You can read more about this event in this WWLP News item. ...
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Residential Design: From Construction to Completion

Internships: Residential Design, from Conception to Completion. Student: John LaBreck Faculty Sponsor: Peggi Clouston Project Type: Independent Study Year: 2005 Introduction: During my 2005 winter session brake from college I looked to further my education in a somewhat different way. I was looking for hands-on experience in the field of Residential Construction rather than more coursework. I felt strongly that some on-site experience in the field would be a great asset for my resume and for my upcoming career. I have owned a residential design business for the past three years and wanted some more experience within the other areas of the field. Developing the construction drawings was a start but I wanted to tie it all together. Some of the areas I wished to work more closely within included: framing, estimating, on-site and off-site leadership, etc. I was given the opportunity to work for a residential builder that I had just recently done a set of construction drawings for and the project he happened...
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