George H. Berghorn, LEED AP BD+C, CGP
School of Planning, Design and Construction
Assistant Professor, Construction Management
552 W. Circle Drive, Room 302E
East Lansing, MI 48824
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.
Department of Forestry
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Construction Management
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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- American Correctional Association Sustainability-Oriented & Environmentally Responsible Practices.
- Green Prisons.
- MSU Domicology Research Group.
- MSU Housing & Education Research Initiative.
- Construction Management Education and Research Lab.
- MSU Sustainable Bioproducts Program.
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.