Yong Han Ahn

Department of Construction Management

Western Carolina University, USA

Assistant Professor


2010 Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Environmental Design and Planning (Construction)

2006 M.S.(dual), Auburn University, Building Science & Community Planning

2004 B.S., Purdue University, Building Construction Management

Publications (selected)

  1. Pearce, Annie. R., Ahn, Yong Han, and HanmiGlobal (2012). Sustainable Building and Infrastructure: Path to the Future, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), United States, Written by English, (ISBN:0415690927).
  2. Ahn, Yong Han, Pearce, Annie. R., and HanmiGlobal (2012). 지속가능한 건축과 인프라, MKbook, Seoul, Korea, Written by Korean (ISBN:9788974428129).
  3. Wang, Yuhong, Wang, George, & Ahn, Yong Han. (2012). “Impact of Climate Conditions on the Effectiveness of Asphalt Pavement Preservation Techniques.” Journal of Transportation Board, 2292, 73-80.
  4. McCoy, Andrew P., Ahn, Yong Han, & Pearce, A. R. (2012) “Towards Establishing Diffusion Barriers for Innovative Green Building Products: A Survey of SIPS Builders.” Journal of Green Building, 7 (3), 1-24.
  5. Choi, Young Oh, & Ahn, Yong Han. (2012). “Implementation and Evaluation of Green Building Features: Case Study of Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.” Journal of Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment, 12 (2), 59-64.
  6. Ahn, Yong Han, Kwon, Hyuksoo, & Pearce, Annie R. (2012) “Key Competencies for U.S. Construction Graduates: An Industry Perspective.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice (ASCE),138 (2), 123-130.
  7. Ahn, Yong Han, Pearce, Annie R. & Ku, Kihong. (2011). “Paradigm Shift of Green Building in the Construction Industry.” International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, 2 (1), 52 – 66.
  8. Ahn, Yong Han, Choi, Young Oh, Koh, Bae Won & Pearce, Annie R. (2011). “Designing Sustainable Learning Environment: Lowering Energy Consumption.” Journal of Green Building, 6 (4), 112-137.
  9. Ahn, Yon Han, Pearce, Annie R., & Holley, Paul W. (2009). “Project Delivery System for Foreign Manufacturers in the United States.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 5 (3), 149-166.
  10. Ahn, Yong Han, Kwon, Hyuksoo, Pearce, Annie R. & Wells, John. G. (2009). “The Systematic Course Development Process: Building a Course in Sustainable Construction for Students in the USA.” Journal of Green Building, 4 (1), 169 -182.
  11. Ahn, Yong Han, Holley, Paul, & Kang, Jun Suk. (2009). “Risk Management of Exchange Rates in International Construction.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 5 (1), 24-44.
  12. Ahn, Yong Han & Kwon, Hyuksoo. (2008). “The Attitude of Construction Students toward Sustainability in the Built Environment.” Journal of Engineering Education Research, 11 (3), 70 -77.
  13. Ahn, Yong Han & Pearce, Annie R. (2007). “Green Construction: Contractor Experiences, Expectations, and Perceptions.” Journal of Green Building, 2 (3), 106-122.