Welcome to the course site for Design of Wood Structures (BCT 540) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Curved Glulam column as an architectural feature in a public mall

This course provides a foundation of wood design concepts for the aspiring wood builders and designers of tomorrow. Contemporary wood structures demonstrate ingenuity and new direction. Efficient in design and environmentally responsible, wood is being integrated into showcase structures in more and more creative and inspiring ways every day.

See you in class.

Meetings: Fall Term – Tu/Th @ 10-11:15, Holdsworth 105

Credits: 3
SPIRE class number (Fall 2015): 34026

Instructor: Dr. Peggi Clouston
Office: Holdsworth Hall, Room 127
Office hours: Mondays 1:30-3:00 and Thursdays 1:30-2:30. Please email me if you would like to set up an appointment outside of these times.
Email: clouston@umass.edu