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Using Integrated Student Teams to Advance Education in Sustainable Design and Construction
International Journal of Construction Education and Research
  • Aaron Brncich, Iowa State University
  • Jennifer S. Shane, Iowa State University
  • Kelly C. Strong, Iowa State University
  • Ulrike Passe, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
DOI
10.1080/15578771.2010.512034
Abstract

This article describes a case study involving a Midwestern public university that incorporated an integrated, cross-disciplinary project delivery activity to create an effective framework for sustainable design and construction education. The article first provides an overview of sustainable construction and its advantages, describes how sustainable design and construction requires a modernized project delivery system to work effectively, and discusses the primary impacts of sustainable design and construction on the construction industry. The article then describes how one large Midwestern university has attempted to use integrated, multidisciplinary student teams to advance the concept of sustainable design and construction in the classroom environment. Curricula that include interdisciplinary courses on integrated delivery and leadership in construction, engineering and architecture could better prepare students for their future careers in the building industry and develop better managers and colleagues.

Comments

This is the authors' final manuscript of an article from International Journal of Construction Education and Research 7 (2011): 22–40, doi:10.1080/15578771.2010.512034. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Taylor and Francis
Language
en
Date Available
2014-01-18
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Aaron Brncich, Jennifer S. Shane, Kelly C. Strong and Ulrike Passe. "Using Integrated Student Teams to Advance Education in Sustainable Design and Construction" International Journal of Construction Education and Research Vol. 7 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 22 - 40
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_s_shane/6/