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Archive for October, 2015

Alexander Schreyer’s Book, “Architectural Design with Sketchup” Released

Posted: October 23rd, 2015
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Courtesy: Amherst News & Media Schreyer’s Book on Architectural Design with SketchUp in Second Edition October 22, 2015 The second edition of  “Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting,” by Alexander C. Schreyer, director of the Building and Construction Technology program, is being released Monday, Oct. 26. Schreyer is also […]

Peggi Clouston Receives Grant for Cross Laminated Timber Research and Featured on WNPR

Posted: October 22nd, 2015
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WNPR Broadcast http://wnpr.org/post/can-creating-bigger-market-timber-help-preserve-connecticut-woodlands#stream/0   UMass Amherst study to show viability of underused wood in construction timber panel Courtesy of UMass News and Media Relations October 21, 2015 Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 AMHERST, Mass. – A new three-year study funded by a $390,000 National Science Foundation grant to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is […]

Graduate Student, Jared Starr Investigates Recycling Rates in Video

Posted: October 15th, 2015
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Recycling The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) research deals with the disposal side of our consumer economy. Specifically, Jared analyzes complex “waste” management systems in order to quantify and optimize their triple bottom line (TBL). In Starr and Nicolson 2015, the conducted the longest and most comprehensive analysis of factors influencing recycling rates within a state. Using […]

New UMass Design Building Featured

Posted: October 14th, 2015
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http://thesuffolkblog.com/2015/10/09/wood-construction-resurges-at-umass/ “The $52 million Design Building is believed to be the first of its size in the U.S. to feature an innovative wood system known as cross-laminated timber, or CLTs, which are used as part of a composite wood-concrete floor assembly. When the structure is complete in 2017 it will provide major ammunition for proponents of […]

Bethany Bradley on Fighting Scourge of Cheatgrass

Posted: October 7th, 2015
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Click here for New York Times full story Researcher Finds Way to Fight Cheatgrass, a Western Scourge By CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON OCT. 5, 2015   Cheatgrass could vie for the title of the most successful invasive species in North America. The weed lives in every state, and is the dominant plant on more than 154,000 square […]