Upcoming Lectures

Holistic Conservation – Incorporating Science and Culture into Conservation @ Holdsworth 105 or via Zoom
Nov 5 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm

Alex Moore, Princeton University

* Coordinated by UMass ECo DEI Committee

Seminars are free and open to the public.

BCT Lecture – Caroline Cudemus-Jones, Denise Berger, Joanna Kripp @ Olver Design Building, Rm 170 or via Zoom
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Continuing Rise of Women in Construction

Carolina Cudemus-Jones,  Director of Design and Construction Management  UMass Amherst

Denise Berger, Chief of Operations for the Engineering Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Joanna Kripp, Senior Project Executive for Gilbane Building Co.

The percentage of women in construction hovers between 9 to 10% across the industry, in the field only 3%.  The industry is changing – not only the number of women in the field, design, engineering  and construction management is increasing, the industry now recognizes that women bring an additional layer of diversity, experience and management style that have innovated and energized an industry known for its traditional male dominance. Construction in general is experiencing shortages in skilled knowledge across the disciplines and women have become now the future of the industry at all levels.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Natural Resource Decision-Making in the Context of Social-Ecological Change @ Holdsworth 105 or via Zoom
Nov 19 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm

Zhao Ma, Purdue University

Seminars are free and open to the public.

BCT Lecture – Fidele Mazimpaka, UMass Campus Energy Engineer @ Olver Design Building, Rm 170 or via Zoom
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Building Performance Improvement with Building Automation Systems (BAS)

Overall building performance can significantly be improved through continuous monitoring and adjustment of operating parameters through building automation system (BAS). Parameters are automatically adjusted based on weather, occupancy, changes in condition and building loads.

Programs in the BAS use inputs from multiple sensors on the equipment and in the buildings to constantly adapt the equipment operation to actual space conditions.

The lecture will give to students an overview of how BAS is used in building operations and how it can be tied to other systems for alerting and reporting purposes. 


Environmental Conservation Lecture Series

Building and Construction Technology Lecture Series

Please see the BCT website for more information.