George Ford

 George Ford

Title:

  • Professor and Director

Contacts:

gford@caad.msstate.edu
Office: (662) 325-0732
132 Howell Building

Overview

Education:

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership, Western Carolina University, 2008
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Educational Leadership, University of South Carolina, 1999
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration, Clemson University, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Educational Leadership, Clemson University, 1984

Publications

Conference Proceeding

  • Perceptions of construction students and professionals of a studio-based teaching model.  Proceedings of the Conference on Higher Ed Pedogogy . 2019
  • Air Entrapment Issues in Piping for a Small Hydroelectric Station in Western North Carolina.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference . 2018
  • The Evolution of College Credit Recommendations for the United States Army by the American Council on Education .  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2018
  • A review of the benefits of a residential solar power installation in western North Carolina.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2017
  • An Experiment on the Effect of the Use of Augmented Reality on Students’ Quantity Take-off Performance.  Proceedings at the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. 2017
  • Articulation of Military Earned College Credit into the University of North Carolina University System.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2017
  • Students’ first employment expectations in technology programs.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2017
  • Translating United States military occupational specialties training into college credit.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2016
  • A Study on the Sustainable Building Technologies considering to Performance of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction.  International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction. 2015
  • Life Cycle Assessment Applied to Green Building Certification in South Korea.  International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction. 2015
  • Project based capstone course in an undergraduate construction management program.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2015
  • An Integrative Literature Review of Sleep Disturbances on Construction Workers.  Proceedings at the Conference for Industrial and Systems Engineering Research. 2014
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions during Operation and Maintenance of Residential Buildings.  Proceedings at the International Conference on Sustainable Building. 2013
  • Student retention in the University of North Carolina System.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2012
  • University and community college collaboration in North Carolina.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southwest Section Conference. 2012
  • A discussion of tort liability in engineering technology laboratories.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2011
  • Analysis of the air conditioning systems in a blown films manufacturing plant in the southeastern United States.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2011
  • Developing an on-line environmental issues course for an American Council for Construction Education accredited program.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southwest Section Conference. 2011
  • Integrating project based learning through machine design, fabrication and testing.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2011
  • The evolution of engineering and engineering technology educational programs in the United States.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. 2011
  • The evolution of the Global Positioning System.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2011
  • A case study: An energy audit for a small municipality in North Carolina.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2010
  • A Holistic Approach to Hurricane Mitigation for Residential Structures.  Proceedings at the Associated Schools of Construction Conference. 2010
  • Developing a modern engineering technology curriculum: A case study at Western Carolina University.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. 2010
  • Engagement & project based learning.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. 2010
  • Environmental scanning for industrial advisory committee planning in a construction management educational program.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section Conference. 2010
  • Faculty student advising at Western Carolina University.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2010
  • Improving Statics instruction in four-year technology programs.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2010
  • Recruiting and retention strategies for construction employers in the United States.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2010
  • An introduction to fuzzy logic applications for robot motion planning.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2009
  • Basic aspects of hurricanes for technology faculty in the United States.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2009
  • How to determine construction project rain delay times using local rainfall databases in Asheville, North Carolina.  Proceedings at the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 2009
  • The damaging impacts of hurricanes upon coastal structures.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2009
  • A Brief Introduction to Environmental Scanning for Higher Educational Institutions in North Carolina.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2008
  • A fuels cost comparison of gasoline and electric powered vehicles.  Proceedings at the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. 2008
  • How to teach statics to four-year technology students.  Proceedings at the International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education. 2008
  • Service learning in technology programs at Western Carolina University.  . 2008
  • University Freshman Retention in North Carolina.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2008
  • An Innovative Student Engagement Project: Lessons Learned from a Log Cabin.  Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. 2007
  • Global Warming at Ashville, North Carolina.  Proceedings at the 3rd National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. 2007

Journal Article

  • Characterizing Electrical Output of Bifacial Photovoltaic Modules by Altering Reflective Materials . Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research. Volume 4, Issue 1. 2016
  • Optimization System for Concrete Life Cycle Cost and Related CO2 Emissions . Sustainable Engineering and Science . 2016
  • A study of carbon emissions during building construction. Proceedings at the International Conference on Engineering and Architecture . 2015
  • A study on the sustainable building technologies to performance of greenhouse gas emission reduction. SCOPUS Journal . 2015
  • Development of a Building Life Cycle Carbon Emissions Assessment Program (BEGAS 2.0) for Korea's Green Building Index Certification System. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2015
  • Evaluating the embodied environmental impacts of major building tasks and materials of apartment buildings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews . 2015
  • Life Cycle Assessment Applied to Green Building Certification in South Korea. SCOPUS Journal. 2015
  • Methods to improve BIM based estimations of major building material quantities in life cycle assessment. SCOPUS Journal . 2015
  • Modular building for urban disaster housing: Case study of urban post-disaster housing prototype in New York. . Fire Science Engineering . Volume 28, Issue 6, Pages 82-89. 2014
  • University Education Dilemma: Challenge of Incorporating Alternate Views of Scholarship and Teaching. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 2014
  • Modeling Energy Generation by Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems in the United States. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research. 2013
  • Bound by Tradition? Peer review and new scholarship: An institutional case study. Research in Higher Ed Journal . 2012
  • Measuring Educational Program Effectiveness Using the Associate Constructor's Exam. Journal of Industrial Technology. Volume 28, Issue 1, Pages 1-6. 2012
  • Recognition and Reward: SOTL and the Tenure Process at a Regional Comprehensive University . Mountain Rise Journal . Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 1-27. 2009