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Leander Bathon to speak on world’s first wooden wind turbine

Posted: February 24th, 2016
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[caption id="attachment_180187" align="alignright" width="150"]Prof. Dr. Leander Bathon Prof. Dr. Leander Bathon[/caption]

BCT and the UMass IGERT Wind Energy Program are hosting a visit by world-acclaimed timber engineer and innovator, Professor Leander Bathon, from the University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden, Germany. He holds patents on several timber connectors including the systems used for the World’s first wooden wind turbine, the free floating wood stair at UBC, and our very own

Clouston featured in Suffolk Construction video about Design Building

Posted: February 23rd, 2016
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A new video and blog post on the Suffolk Building Smart Blog shows the construction of the new, engineered wood UMass Amherst Design Building. It features interviews with BCT’s Dr. Peggi Clouston, as well as Tom Chung, Principal at Leers-Weinzapfel Associates and Robert Malczyk, Principal at Equilibrium Consulting. It also shows the construction site from various angles, including from above!

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/qI2r6Jqm/umass-design-building3_dvd.mp4

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Suffolk blog post

Reposted from: https://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/clouston-featured-in-suffolk-construction-video-about-design-building/

Max Dilthey Receives New England Outdoor Writers Association Award

Posted: February 14th, 2016
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  Courtesy: UMass News & Media Contact: Daniel J. Fitzgibbons 413/545-0444 AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student Max Roman Dilthey, studying sustainability science at the College of Natural Sciences, has been awarded the $2,000 New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) Scholarship. The award is given annually to one student from each of the six […]

Simi Hoque Receives $500,000 NSF CAREER Award

Posted: February 2nd, 2016
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Dr. Simi Hoque, Assistant Professor in Building and Construction Technology receives $500,000 NSF CAREER Award – Development of an Integrated Analytical Framework for Urban Sustainability. Link: http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-research-creating-tool