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Recycled doors from Materials Unlimited in Detroit. Photo by Lucy Schroeder.

Connecting blighted Great Lakes cities to boost economy

Published on July 14, 2017

The Great Lakes connect many blighted cities in a network that could supply recycled building materials.

Cross-laminated timber products show the alternating directions in the layers of wood. Photo by Structurlam.

Recycling your home: Can structural wood be reused for the same purpose?

Published on July 12, 2017

You may recycle in your home, but did you know the building itself can be recycled?

Iron roof cresting from Detroit City Hall that Materials Unlimited is restoring. Photo by Lucy Schroeder.

Reclaim Detroit finds treasure in blighted homes

Published on July 11, 2017

Sometimes deconstruction can yield surprising finds-like human body parts. Workers with Reclaim Detroit, a nonprofit deconstruction organization, once saw a human arm among the other trash in the basement of a blighted house.

Stained glass at Materials Unlimited, an antique and restoration shop in Ypsilanti, MI. Photo by Lucy Schroeder.

Defining domicology: Study of practices and consequences of abandoning buildings

Published on July 10, 2017

Constructing, remodeling and demolishing buildings have significant environmental impacts: natural resources are used to build them and large amounts of waste are sent to landfills when they come down.

View from above of the San Francisco International Airport.

MSU receives $350K contract from the National Academy of Sciences

Published on June 22, 2017

Last month, the MSU Construction Management Program was selected by the National Academy of Sciences Airport Cooperative Research Program to conduct research on "Integrating Collaborative Partnering into Traditional Airport Construction Projects."

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Muesum is an example of a green building. Photo by MSU Communications and Brand Strategy.

SPDC’s Mollaoglu and Syal receive Emerald Literati Award for highly commended paper

Published on June 7, 2017

In May, MSU Construction Management Program faculty members Sinem Mollaoglu, PhD, and Matt Syal, PhD, were presented with Emerald Publishing's Emerald Literati Award for Highly Commended Paper for their co-authored paper.

MSU construction management alumnus Al Scott, from AFS, Inc., during his presentation at the SPDC Industry Seminar Series event

AFS, Inc.’s Alan Scott engaged audience at April SPDC Industry Seminar Series

Published on May 9, 2017

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction held its 11th Industry Seminar Series event on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, in East Lansing.

Dong Zhao Saving Energy In Homes

Published on April 19, 2017

Dong Zhao is an assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction. He specializes in energy efficiency and risk mitigation in the built environment systems.

Mrozowski named distinguished faculty member by CANR

Published on February 25, 2017

Tim Mrozowski will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award.

Karen Schroeder is awarded the 2016 Industry Advisory Board Member of the Year at the 2017 NAHB Student Chapters Awards Ceremony

Mayberry Homes’ Karen Schroeder receives NAHB Outstanding Industry Advisory Board Member award

Published on January 27, 2017

The award was presented to Schroeder at the NAHB International Builders’ Show, and recognizes a stand-out NAHB member serving on the Construction Management Industry Advisory Board at the nominator’s university/college.

Sam Cummings is principal and managing partner of CWD Real Estate Investment in Grand Rapids

CWD Real Estate Investment’s Samuel Cummings engaged audience at Nov. SPDC Industry Seminar Series

Published on November 30, 2016

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction held its 10th Industry Seminar Series event on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in East Lansing.

Sam Cummings, principal and managing partner of CWD Real Estate Investment in Grand Rapids

CWD Real Estate Investment’s Samuel Cummings to speak at Nov. 3 SPDC Industry Seminar Series

Published on October 12, 2016

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) is hosting the 10th Industry Seminar Series event Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the Human Ecology Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

The case for more recycling of home construction materials

Published on August 23, 2016

How might the state recycle more home construction materials, especially given the number of blighted homes here? Two Spartans, a researcher and a faculty member, discuss the challenges and benefits of a stronger effort.

Maximizing Energy Efficiency

Published on July 16, 2016

Dong Zhao led a study that found that found that more than 50 percent of potential energy savings from energy efficient homes can be lost if users don't know how to use the buildings properly.

Green homes are only as green as their users

Published on June 20, 2016

New research out of Michigan State University has found that more than 50 percent of potential energy savings from energy efficient homes can be lost if users don't know how to use the buildings properly.

People living in green dwellings who don’t maximize their technology can lose half of the energy savings available to them.

Energy-saving devices work – if you use them correctly

Published on June 8, 2016

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.

Energy-saving devices work, if you use them correctly

Published on June 8, 2016

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.

Energy-saving Devices Work -- If You Use Them Correctly

Published on June 8, 2016

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.

People living in green dwellings who don't maximize their technology can lose half of the energy savings available to them.

Energy-saving devices work -- if you use them correctly

Published on June 8, 2016

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.

Energy-saving devices work -- if you use them correctly

Published on June 8, 2016

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.

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