Construction – [as] https://alexschreyer.net AEC CAD/BIM, SketchUp, Timber Engineering, Web Design and more... Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:44:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/alexschreyer.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-as-square.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Construction – [as] https://alexschreyer.net 32 32 6702894 Discussing MassTimber and the Olver Design Building on MassConstruction’s Podcast https://alexschreyer.net/construction/discussing-masstimber-and-the-olver-design-building-on-massconstructions-podcast/ https://alexschreyer.net/construction/discussing-masstimber-and-the-olver-design-building-on-massconstructions-podcast/#respond Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:20:48 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=7415 Joseph Kelly of MassConstruction.org visited our BCT program at UMass a few weeks ago for a tour of the Olver Design Building, our award-winning home at UMass. He also brought along his microphone and taped a two-part podcast with Peggi Clouston and me about the Design Building and the current wave of new MassTimber buildings. You [...] Read more..

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False Color @ UMass https://alexschreyer.net/design/false-color-umass/ https://alexschreyer.net/design/false-color-umass/#respond Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:08:57 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=7039 As anyone who follows our UMass social media feeds (@UMassBCT on Twitter and Facebook) knows, this fall we (the BCT program at UMass) organized an exhibit of some of our work under the title of “False Color”. This exhibit was up in the UMass Design Building since October 8 and will be taken down tomorrow, [...] Read more..

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My new book is out! Schreyer authors fourth edition of ‘Fundamentals of Residential Construction’. https://alexschreyer.net/construction/new-book-schreyer-authors-fourth-edition-fundamentals-residential-construction/ https://alexschreyer.net/construction/new-book-schreyer-authors-fourth-edition-fundamentals-residential-construction/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:38:16 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=6877 UMass Press Release: Alexander Schreyer, director of the building and construction technology (BCT) program, has revised and expanded “Fundamentals of Residential Construction” to produce the fourth edition of the guide to professional construction of single-family and multifamily homes. Schreyer joins Edward Allen, formerly of MIT, Yale University and the University of Oregon, and Robert Thallon [...] Read more..

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Dryer fix made easy with 3D printing https://alexschreyer.net/sketchup/dryer-fix-made-easy-3d-printing/ https://alexschreyer.net/sketchup/dryer-fix-made-easy-3d-printing/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:10:46 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=6861 As you can see in the image below, our dryer had a broken knob. It was just a small plastic part but without it, starting the machine became a bit of a hassle. To fix this, I could have gone to a site like Sears PartsDirect or similar, looked up the dryer’s model number, find the [...] Read more..

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How much abuse can Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) take? https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/much-abuse-can-cross-laminated-timber-clt-take/ https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/much-abuse-can-cross-laminated-timber-clt-take/#respond Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:46:40 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=6774 Being about a month away from moving my office into a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) building, I am of course interested in answers to this question. As it turns out, many recent research projects proved that CLT can evidently handle quite a bit of abuse (beyond regular day-to-day loading and use)! I may be biased, but [...] Read more..

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