New Trimble Technology Lab Gift to UMass Amherst Expands Training and Research for Building Design and Fabrication

New Trimble Technology Lab Gift to UMass Amherst Expands Training and Research for Building Design and Fabrication

January 26, 2017 Contact: Ed Blaguszewski 413/545-0444 SUNNYVALE, Calif. and AMHERST, Mass., – A significant in-kind gift from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) will expand the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment. Partnering with Trimble allows UMass Amherst to more fully integrate across its curricula the technological tools that are rapidly transforming how building and living environments are designed and constructed. The gift will establish the 1,300-square-foot Trimble Technology Lab in the new Design Building at UMass Amherst. The lab will include equipment such as Trimble’s laser scanners, advanced robotic surveying systems, imaging rovers, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers and many of Trimble’s software packages including RealWorks® scanning software, Trimble Business Center, Vico Office Suite, GCEstimator™ Suite, Tekla® Structures, Sefaira Architecture and its popular 3D modeling software SketchUp Pro. Potential applications of these technologies range from the scanning of historic buildings to ensure their preservation, design and 3D printing of architectural...
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BCT is now located in the Design Building

BCT is now located in the Design Building

Welcome back students! And welcome to the Design Building! Posted: 19 Jan 2017 05:00 AM PST Welcome back to UMass to all our undergrad and grad students! In addition to starting a new spring semester, our major news this time around is that we moved! BCT is now located in the Design Building (shown above) where we are roommates with the Departments of Architecture, and Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. Therefore, when you are starting the new semester, keep the following in mind: Most of our classes are now in the Design Building with DB 162 being our main classroom. Check Spire for room numbers and give yourself some time to find the new digs. The Design Building is located between Morrill and the Studio Arts Building. BCT faculty are on the third floor of the Design Building. Just remember: “All the way up the great stair and then to the left.” That’s where you will find us. BCT undergrads have a beautiful...
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Professor Emeritus, Joseph S. Larson Elected Chairman of State Fisheries and Wildlife Board

Professor Emeritus, Joseph S. Larson Elected Chairman of State Fisheries and Wildlife Board

Courtesy of UMass News and Media Relations Larson Elected Chairman of State Fisheries and Wildlife Board Joseph S. Larson of Pelham, professor emeritus of environmental conservation, has been elected chairman of the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board. He succeeds George Dary of Lenox who served on the board for 38 years, 32 as chairman. The Fisheries and Wildlife Board consists of seven people appointed for 5-year terms by the governor. The board has the supervision and control of the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (also known as MassWildlife), including personnel appointments and regulatory responsibility for more than 400 species of animals and plants in the Commonwealth. Following his retirement from UMass Amherst, Larson was appointed to the board in 2000 as the member with special responsibility for endangered species. In this position, he also holds a concurrent appointment to the state’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Scientific Advisory Committee. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Management at UMass Amherst and his...
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