Fall 2022

First Chapter Meeting

September 19, 2022
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Olver Design Building Room 162

Event Summary:

  • Great turnout!
  • Officers and members all introduced themselves (name, year, major, hometown, and If you could be any tool, what would you be?)
  • Spring 2022 semester was recapped
  • Semester events were revealed
  • Social time & food!

AGC Bike Ride

September 30, 2022
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Norwuttock Rail Trail

Event Summary:

  • Incredibly nice to bike with friends with good weather!
  • The Norwuttock Rail Trail is a real gem :)

Construction Site Tour of Mass. Ave Housing

October 3, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am
AND October 4, 2022 1:30pm-3:00pm
Mass. Ave Construction Site

Event Summary:

  • One of the best AGC tours we’ve had!
  • Led by Jason Venditti and project manager
  • Great turnout
  • Very cool to hear about a new rock gym, cafe, and student housing
  • Fun fact: the building roofs slope downward away from Mass Ave and the buildings get smaller, so that the “feel” towards the back of the complex is more neighborhood-like to fit in with the existing neighborhoods
  • Learned about the Tan Brook and sewage lines running underneath the site and rerouting
  • Learned about pre-frabricated trusses, new fireproofing techniques, and CLT

Catapult Building

October 22, 2022
UMass Maker Space Building

Event Summary:

Pumpkin Launching!

October 31, 2022
The Agricultural Learning Center Student Farm

Event Summary:

Guest Speaker: Courtney Kelly, P.E.

November 14, 2022
Marcus Hall Conference Room

Event Summary:

  • A women in construction themed discussion with Courtney Kelly!
  • We heard about Courtney’s experience in the construction industry, as well as her adventures in self-publishing, lifestyle and work-life balance, and career goals
  • Here is a link to her website!
  • Courtney sent us a signed copy of her recent children’s book Celeste Saves the City (inspiring kids to about being a civil engineer!)
  • Courtney was AWESOME, 10/10 person and speaker
  • We enjoyed hot cocoa and cookies. People really liked the cookies

Chapter Meeting and Officer Elections

November 28, 2022
Olver Design Building Room 162

Event Summary:

  • Officer Elections followed by group trivia games!
  • Congratulations to the 2023-24 AGC Officers:
    • President: Varuna Desai
    • Vice President: Tom Toscano
    • Secretary: Max Harkness
    • Treasurer: Brianna Saunders-Correa
    • CEE Representative: Sean McDonough
    • BCT Representative: Oliver Pullin

Construction Site Tour: Amherst College Lyceum

December 4, 2022
Amherst College Lyceum

Event Summary:

  • Great tour led by Daniel O’Connell’s Sons project manager Richard Frend and superintendent
  • Fun to hear about needle beam issues, the impacts of weather, CLT, and prefabricated wood trusses!
  • Local construction site to UMass!
  • Small site, cool design with many sustainable features

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