George H. Berghorn LEED AP BD+C, CGP

George H. Berghorn
Telephone: (517) 353-8756

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Assistant Professor, Construction Management

Human Ecology Building, Room 302E

Department of Forestry

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Construction Management

Department of Forestry
Michigan State University
Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road, Room 126
East Lansing, MI 48824-6402

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.


PhD in construction management from MSU, a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from The College at Brockport (SUNY).

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George H. Berghorn is an assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University. 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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