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ECo Spring Seminar Series Announced

Posted: January 29th, 2018
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Alumnus, Dr. Daniel Clark Named DCR Regional Director for Quabbin/Ware Watershed

Posted: January 9th, 2018
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Dr. Daniel Clark has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Quabbin/Ware Watershed Region. Dan received his  first graduate’s in the Coop. Unit’s Graduate Program for Working Professionals. He is currently the Director of Natural Resources for DCR and will begin his new responsibilities as Regional Director this […]

Design Building at UMass Amherst Named for Former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver

Posted: October 27th, 2017
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As those walking through our building today may have noticed, there were some new letters visible on the facade. At a ceremony this afternoon, the Design Building was officially named in honor of a good friend of the BCT program and ECO department, former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver. It is now the “John W. Olver Design Building”.

BCT and ECO would like to congratulate U.S. Rep. Olver for this well-deserved honor. If it hadn’t been for his support, our new home would not be the landmark, showcase example of sustainable mass timber construction it is today.

Interested in learning more about the John W. Olver Design Building? We have an extensive collection of articles, photos, videos etc.

Bring your Resumes! BCT is Hosting Fall Job Fair on October 20th

Posted: October 11th, 2017
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The Building and Construction Technology program and our NAHB* student group are organizing a job fair for the first time in fall 2017 for jobs in construction, project management, green building, materials, building systems, and related fields.

This job fair is free and open to all UMass Students. Just dress up, bring your resumes and come to the Design Building!

*National Association of Home Builders

By the way: After the job fair, stay for the BCT alumni party (RSVP

BCT’s ‘False Color’ Exhibit is Open!

Posted: October 10th, 2017
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From now to October 28th, 2017, UMass students, faculty, and the general public are invited to visit the UMass Design Building Gallery during opening hours (9am – 4pm on weekdays) to view BCT’s latest exhibition on all things related to “False Color” visualizations. Showcasing work by our faculty and graduate students, this exhibition visually (and interactively) explores the various technologies of our research: stress analysis, energy analysis, thermography, laser scanning, and more…

BCT would like to especially thank Trimble Inc. for their support through our


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