Kasal invited instructor at Mongolia

October 12, 2009

Bohumil Kasal, Hankin chair of residential building construction in the College of Engineering at Penn State, was invited to China in June to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in residential building construction at Inner Mongolia Agricultural University's College of Water Resources and Civil Engineering. He joined faculty from the U.S. and Israel who taught courses related to water resources. Low-rise light-frame wood structures prevailing in the U.S. are virtually unknown in China and the courses and lectures enjoyed great interest from students and faculty. China consumes about 2/3 of the world’s cement and the environmental impact of construction practices was always one of the focal points in discussions. Kasal also visited several construction sites and construction companies and studied the residential construction systems used in China.

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