Tim Brockman to deliver Oct. 13 Honors Council lecture

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Oct. 6, 2011) — The past ten years have seen a boom and bust of the residential housing market. During that time, an increasing number of Bemidji State University’s graduates in industrial technology have been hired into construction management positions for sustainable technologies.

Dr. Tim Brockman, associate professor of technological studies, will present on sustainability in the construction industry and how it applies to construction management as part of Bemidji State’s Honors Council Lecture Series. The lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 112 on the Bemidji State campus; admission is free.

Brockman recognized a need for growth in sustainability and renewable energy curricula in the heavy construction industry, including attention to wind power, biomass and clean-energy technologies. He focused his recent sabbatical on sustainability in the construction industry and the need for more sustainability curriculum in Bemidji State’s industrial technology program.

Brockman is an associate professor in Bemidji State’s technological studies program with more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry. His current work is centered on increasing the awareness of the role of the construction industry in providing solutions to sustainable construction issues and educating the public on sustainable construction practices. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering, and is the advisor for Bemidji State’s Construction Management Club.

The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council. The council is the advisory group to the Honors Program comprised of 12 faculty members from all three of the University’s colleges. Student representatives also are elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.

For more information about the Honors Council Lecture Series, please contact the honors program at (218) 755-3984.