As a faculty member in both the Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program and the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts (UMass Amherst), Mr. Schreyer has been teaching classes in digital design, BIM (Building Information Modeling), and digital fabrication for over ten years to a varied audience of students and professionals coming from construction, architecture as well as engineering backgrounds. He has published the popular book “Architectural Design with SketchUp” (John Wiley & Sons), is a regular beta-tester for this software and has authored various plugins for SketchUp. His blogs at www.sketchupfordesign.net and www.alexschreyer.net are popular resources for information on SketchUp, AEC/CAD and wood design topics. In addition, Mr. Schreyer's background encompasses structural engineering, wood science and heavy-timber construction. He teaches and conducts research in structural wood systems and regularly speaks at international conferences and meetings.