Welcome to the 2011 Fall Semester

As the fall semester quickly gets underway we eagerly await our first meeting to get the semester off to a good start.

This semester we are going to focus on recruiting new members to join our student group, and conducting fun and exciting meetings and activities. We will be bringing in speakers to talk with us, and we will go on field trips to visit manufacturers and other facilities in the area.

We are also going to focus on creating a social group that attends activities together. Whether this be a billiards night, a tour of a local brewery, or a number of other possible activities; we are going to establish ourselves as the social entity of the Building and Construction Technology (BCT) major here at UMass Amherst.

Over the next few weeks Derek White and I will be doing some construction on this blog, so keep your eyes open for changes, upcoming events, and a new and exciting look for our page.

Keep checking back often to see whats going on.



International Builder’s Show Jan 12-15, 2011

Habitat for Humanity 12/4/10

Shed Auction ENDING November 15

NAHB Shed Auction

Need a Shed? Let the UMASS Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders Build one for you! Help support the efforts of the NAHB Student Chapter

The proceeds will go towards scholarships to support our National Association of Homebuilders Student Chapter Activities. The shed measures 8 ft by 12 ft, and can be painted any color of your choosing.

Starting Bid is $1000, Bidding will end November the 15th.  There is also a  “Buy it Now” price of $2500

Please send your Maximum Bid (in increments of $100) to kmole@student.umass.edu.  The selling price will be $50 above the next highest bidder’s.

Need to see it first? We’ve built one before!  Call Kyle Mole for directions to see the real deal (its just a short drive off campus.)  413-212-1571

Photos from Habitat 10/30/10

Photos from the Majors Fair

Hey Everyone, here are the photos from the Majors Fair on Oct 28!


Habitat for Humanity outing 10/30/10

Below is Edison’s email to everyone about the Habitat for Humanity event on this Saturday, Oct 30

Hello all:

Thank you for signing up to have a volunteer work day with the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity. This e-mail is just to serve as a quick reminder and also to see who are definitely participating and joining us on the day. So please respond to this e-mail to let me know if you will definitely be able to join us. The date of the work day is on Saturday, October 30 at 9am – 4pm. The location is on Garfield Ave. Here is the direction given by Habitat:

Location: PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND VERY CAREFULLY ON THE SMALL SIDE STREETS OFF OF ROUTE 9. From Downtown Northampton, and points East along Route 9: -Take Route 9 West, towards Florence -Pass Cooley Dickinson on your left -Right on Straw Avenue -1st left onto on High Street (street sign is missing) -Right on Garfield Avenue- site is at the end of the street From Greenfield and points North: -Take 91 South to Exit 20/Route5/10 -Take a Right onto Bridge Road (traffic light) -Left at Chestnut Street -Left on High Street -Left on Garfield Avenue Please drive EXTREMELY slowly down Garfield Ave, as there are many small children in the area who play in the street

Also, please let me know if you would need a ride to the location. We might be able to car pull.

Thank you and please remember to respond to let me know if you are still definitely joining us for the build day. Have a good one.

Agbenyo Edison Dika
From NAHB.