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Lessons Learned Integrating the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation into University Construction Management Programs

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Construction Engineering Division Poster Session

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

26.1088.1 - 26.1088.11

DOI

10.18260/p.24425

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/24425

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100

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Eric A Holt University of Nebraska

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Eric A. Holt is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, teaching in the Construction Management program. He has 23 years of industry experience, with 16 years in the design field. He teaches Plan Reading, Virtual Design and Construction, BIM, and Building Codes to CM majors.

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Scott Kelting California Polytechnic State University

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Scott Kelting is an Associate Professor in the Construction Management Department within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Kelting earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include the scholarship of teaching, educational facilities, decision-making, housing, and education.

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Abstract

Lessons Learned Integrating the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation into University Construction Management ProgramsThe Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation from the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB) has been recognized nationally in the residential construction industry forleading the way in green building and enhancing the professionalism of the residentialconstruction industry. This designation was originally designed to give building professionalscontinuing education and credibility in green building. Homebuilders with the CGP designationhave the potential to become more successful at green building because they have learned toidentify and adapt to the social, economic, political, environmental, and technological issuesaffecting green building and their businesses.From fall 2009 to spring 2014, NAHB has partnered with nine university constructionmanagement programs top teach the CGP profession designation. In this time period, nine CMfaculty have taught 21 CGP classes, with 329 students participating in the CGP Training. Thispaper answers the question: Has the NAHB CGP designation courses been successfullyincorporated into construction management programs? The addition of the CGP course andprofessional designation into construction technology education, the contractual relationshipbetween the university and NAHB, the requirements of the educators delivering the courses, andthe integration and administration of NAHB industry curriculum into an undergraduateresidential construction management specialization program are discussed. A course evaluationsurvey was conducted at the end of each semester to obtain the students’ perspectives about thecourse. The researchers also interviewed the nine CGP faculty who have taught the CGP coursesto gain their perspective on the program. The results of the student surveys and facultyinterviews are presented and discussed. The authors discuss the challenges, lessons learned, andfuture course planning.

Holt, E. A., & Kelting, S. (2015, June), Lessons Learned Integrating the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation into University Construction Management Programs Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24425

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