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

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

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 UMass Design Building floors and shear walls. Please join us for his talk on Thursday March 10 at 4pm in Holdsworth Room 211. See link below for more information: http://tinyurl.com/zm968wm Reposted from: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/leander-bathon-to-speak-on-worlds-first-wooden-wind-turbine/...
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Clouston featured in Suffolk Construction video about Design Building

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 Source: Suffolk blog post Reposted from: https://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/clouston-featured-in-suffolk-construction-video-about-design-building/...
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Max Dilthey Receives New England Outdoor Writers Association Award

Max Dilthey Receives New England Outdoor Writers Association Award

  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 New England land grant universities who study in fields relating to the outdoors, conservation, and the environment. Dilthey was chosen “because of his commitment to nature, his glowing passion…and his devotion beyond his studies,” says Tom Fuller, treasurer of NEOWA. Fuller also notes that Dilthey’s writing on his personal website "Max, the Cyclist," which covers cycling, hiking, and backpacking, “factored into him receiving the award.” The North Adams native studies urban development and, along with fellow graduate student Laurie Simmons, helps lecturer Lena Fletcher teach the “Sustainable Living: Solutions for the 21st Century” course at UMass Amherst. Dilthey was nominated by faculty and staff in the department of environmental conservation and is...
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