San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.761.1 - 25.761.10
Incorporating the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation into a University Residential Construction Management SpecializationThis paper presents the incorporation of the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation from the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB) into the curriculum at a major university. Incorporating the CGP curriculum and professional designation, notpreviously provided at the university level, has many challenges, not the least of which are anticipation of the career aspirations of thestudents enrolled and the expected educational outcomes by the industry. The addition of the CGP curriculum and professionaldesignation into construction technology education, the contractual relationship between the university and NAHB, the requirementsof the educators delivering the courses, and the integration and administration of NAHB industry curriculum into an undergraduateresidential construction management program are discussed. The CGP Designation from the NAHB has been recognized nationally inthe residential construction industry for leading the way in green building and enhancing the professionalism of the residentialconstruction industry. A survey was conducted to obtain the students’ perspectives about the course. The results of the studentsurveys are presented and discussed. The authors discuss the challenges, lessons learned, and future course planning.
Holt, E. A., & Kelting, S. (2012, June), Incorporating NAHB Professional Designations into a University Residential Construction Management Specialization Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21518
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