CM News

  • posted on August 17, 2017 3:04pm

    Ming-Han Li was named director of the Michigan State University (MSUSchool of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC). His appointment will be effective Jan. 8, 2018.

  • posted on July 14, 2017 3:36pm

    The Great Lakes connect many blighted cities in a network that could supply recycled building materials.That’s just one of the ways that domicology could spur the region’s economic development, according to a recent report by the Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development and the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission.

    Construction Management’s George Berghorn is quoted in this article.

  • posted on July 12, 2017 2:21pm

    You may recycle in your home, but did you know the building itself can be recycled? A group of researchers at Michigan State University studying the science of domicology—the term they use to describe the policies, practices and consequences of abandoned structures—are examining how wood from abandoned buildings can be reused. The average Michigan home holds about 6,000 board feet of lumber, enough to fill two school buses, according to George Berghorn, assistant professor of construction management at Michigan State University. And there are 244,000 abandoned homes in Michigan.

    Construction Management’s George Berghorn is quoted in this article.

  • posted on July 11, 2017 1:21pm

    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. At first, they thought there was a body in the house, said Jeremy Haines, executive director of Reclaim Detroit. On closer inspection, workers realized it was just a mannequin. Fake body parts aside, the house the organization was taking apart was one among many abandoned houses in Detroit. According to a U.S. Census five-year estimate, over 183,000 homes in Detroit are vacant—making up 75 percent of the vacant houses in Michigan.

    • Construction Management’s George Berghorn is quoted in this article.

  • posted on July 10, 2017 11:42am

    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. What do you call that?

    Researchers at Michigan State University are starting to use the word “domicology” to define the study of policies, practices and consequences of what happens to empty buildings.

    Construction Management’s George Berghorn and Urban & Regional Planning’s Rex Lamore are quoted throughout this article.

  • posted on June 22, 2017 2:38pm

    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.”

  • posted on June 7, 2017 1:09pm

    In May, MSU Construction Management (CM) 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, titled “Diffusion of Green Building Guidelines as Innovation in Developing Countries.” They have also been nominated for the Outstanding Paper Award, along with their co-authors Citra Chergia and Esin Ergen from the Civil Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.

  • posted on May 9, 2017 1:58pm

    The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction held its 11th Industry Seminar Series event on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, in East Lansing. Featured speaker was 1973 construction management alumnus Alan Scott, president and owner of Alan F Scott (AFS), Inc., and former co-founder and managing member of The NRP Group LLC. He presented on the “Challenges and Opportunities ahead for Single-Family and Multi-Family Builders.”

  • posted on April 19, 2017 3:59pm

    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.

     

     

  • posted on February 25, 2017 11:39am

    Tim Mrozowski will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award.

     

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