George H. Berghorn, LEED AP BD+C, CGP

George Berghorn
Telephone: 517-353-8756

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Assistant Professor, Construction Management

Human Ecology Building
552 W. Circle Drive, Room 302E
East Lansing, MI 48824

Department of Forestry

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Construction Management

Area of Expertise:

Research interests: Mass timber construction; deconstruction and material re-use; building science and energy efficiency; green building; construction education; risk management; construction on contaminated sites.


Bachelors: Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from The College at Brockport (SUNY).
Masters: Master of Environmental Studies from Yale University.
PhD: PhD in construction management from Michigan State University.

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Affiliated Programs/Initiatives/Projects:

George H. Berghorn is an assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University, and he advises the Student Builders and Contractors Association. He earned a PhD in construction management from MSU and a Master of environmental studies degree from Yale University. Berghorn is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, and a Certified Green Professional from the National Association of Home Builders. He has worked on funded projects related to the feasibility of building deconstruction and material reuse, barriers to increasing mass timber building construction in the U.S., reuse of salvaged lumber in cross laminated timber, the role of construction activities in aquatic invasive species introduction and spread, building science education, and electric utility training. Prior to his career in higher education, Berghorn was a site superintendent and construction project manager in the U.S. and a policy director for a statewide trade association.

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