BCT NAHB Student Chapter Volunteers for Rebuilding Springfield

BCT NAHB Student Chapter Volunteers for Rebuilding Springfield

On Saturday April 26th the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter in BCT volunteered for Rebuilding Springfield. The rainy weather did not stop the NAHB members and the many other volunteers from cleaning up yards, fixing homes, and helping out residents of the neighborhood. Students at this event were Neil Hourahan, John Coroa, John Yip, Chloe Rutkowski, Frankie Kelly and Tom Bliss. The NAHB is looking forward to other volunteer opportunities and any students interested in joining the group can find more information here: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/for-students/nahb-student-chapter/ ...
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BCT Student Chapter Wins Award at International Builders’ Show

BCT Student Chapter Wins Award at International Builders’ Show

This past week, the UMass chapter of the National Association of Homebuilders travelled to Las Vegas to compete in the Residential Construction Management Competition, a star feature of the International Builders’ Show. This was UMass’ first time ever being represented at the RCMC after many past chapters had tried to complete the project, but failed due to lack of organization and funding. The Residential Construction Management Competition requires each student chapter to play the role of a construction company and develop a fully comprehensive development proposal for a real plot of land in the United States. This year the site was a 60-acre plot of land in Aurora, Colorado, just east of Denver. The UMass Chapter, also known as Minuteman Construction Co., proposed a 40-home neighborhood targeting the move up market (household income $80,000-$100,000) that focused on affordability, sustainability, and connectivity. Co-presidents Tom Bliss and John Coroa were the only returning members to the chapter this year after the disappointment of...
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