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

George Berghorn

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Assistant Professor, Construction Management

Telephone: 517-353-8756

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

Area of Expertise:

Current Research: Building Deconstruction/Domicology, Circular Economy/Industrial Ecology, Mass Timber Construction and Materials, Sustainable Built Environment

Methods: Delphi Technique, Risk Management (FMEA, FMCEA, Root Cause Analysis), Survey Research, Case Study Research

Additional Interests: Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency in High-Security Facilities, Environmental Remediation

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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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 Sigma Lambda Chi. He also serves as the Residential Competition Team Coach. 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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