Industrial Technology

Kennard Larson

Kennard Larson

Professor
Construction Management
Otto Olsen, 129A
(308) 865-8292
larsonk@unk.edu

Education

PhD, University of Northern Iowa, 1987.
Major: Construction Management
Dissertation Title: A Status Study and Critical Analysis of Present and Future Goals for Industrial Arts in the State of Nebraska

MS, Pittsburg State University, 1978.
Major: Industrial Education/Construction

BS, Peru State College, 1972.
Major: Industrial Technology, Industrial Safety and Driver Education

Teaching Experience

University of Nebraska at Kearney

ITEC 230, Statics & Strength of Materls, 13 courses.
ITEC 240, Construct Design and Processes, 12 courses.
ITEC 310, Construction Estimating, 2 courses.
ITEC 341, Mechanical & Electrical Syst, 34 courses.
ITEC 360, Constr Building Systems, 6 courses.
ITEC 399, Independent Study, 1 course.
ITEC 499, Ind Study & Research/ITEC, 4 courses.
SFED 499, Ind Research, 1 course.

Awards and Honors

Department of Industrial Technology. (2008).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceedings

Larson, K. (2013). A Case Study on the Feasibility for Recycled Polyethylene Plastic Sheathing as a Substitute for Plywood in Below Grade Foundations. Associated Schools of Construction.

Larson, K. G., Mainka, G. W., Riesner, K. (2008). A Comparative Analysis of Hygrothermal Behavior in Wood Construction Walls from Two Different Geographical Perspectives. Nordic Building Physics Symposium, Nordic Building Physics Symposium, Copenhagen Denm.

Refereed Journal Articles

Larson, K. (2011). Impact of Climate and Geographic Location on Moisture Transport in Wood Construction Walls and Implications for Selecting Vapor Retarders. Journal of Technology Studies. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v37/v37n2/pdf/larson.pdf

Presentations Given

Larson, K., "A Case Study on the Feasibility for Recycled Polyethylene Plastic Sheathing as a Substitute for Plywood in Below Grade Foundations," Associated Schools of Construction, San Luis Obispo, California. (2013).

Larson, K., "2011 National Housing Endowment Housing Educational Leadership Program Report," Home Builders Institute, Orlando, Florida. (2012).

Larson, K., "2010 National Housing Endowment Housing Educational Leadership Program Report," Home Builders Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2011).

Larson, K., "A Critical Analysis of the Role of Vapor Barriers in Controlling Moisture Transport in Building Walls," College of Business and Technology, UNK, Friday Forum, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).

Larson, K. G., "Arranged tour at local business for prospective construction management students from surround counties.  Gave a luncheon presentation on the UNK CM program.," Construction and Architecture Career Education Day, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).

Larson, K., "2009 National Housing Endowment Housing Educational Leadership Program Report," Home Builders Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2010).

Larson, K., "Moisture Transport in Structures," 'Bauphysik in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,15 Jahre Lehren und Forschen: Vortrage von Wegbegleitern'., Rostock, Germany. (2008).

Larson, K. G., Mainka, G. W., Riesner, K., "A Comparative Analysis of Hygrothermal Behavior in Wood Construction Walls from Two Different Geographical Perspectives," Nordic Building Physics Symposium, Copehhagen, Denmark. (June 2008).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant

Funded
Larson, K., "Homebuilding Educational Leadership Program," Sponsored by National Housing Endowment. (2011).

Funded
Larson, K., "Homebuilding Educational Leadership Program," Sponsored by National Housing Endowment. (2010).

Funded
Larson, K., "Homebuilding Education Leadership Program," Sponsored by National Housing Endowment, $75,000.00. (2009).

Consulting

General Contracting. (2008).
Greensburg, Kansas Student Volunteers, Spring Break. (2008).
University of Rostock, Germany. (2008).

Department Service

Faculty Advisor, American Concrete Association Student Chapter. (2012).
Faculty Advisor, Associated General Contractors Association Student Chapter. (2012).
Faculty Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau International Honorary for the Technology Professions. (2012).
Faculty Advisor, National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter. (2012).
Faculty Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society, Trustee. (2011).
Committee Member, ITEC Curriculum Committee. (2011).
Committee Chair, Coordinator of Construction Management Program. (2010).
Committee Chair, Coordinator of Construction Management Program. (2010).
Faculty Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society. (2010).
Faculty Advisor, Co-sponsor Construction Management Organization (student professional group). (2009).
Committee Chair, Coordinator of Construction Management. (2009).
Faculty Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau International Honorary. (2009).

College Service

Committee Member, CBT Faculty Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2015).
Committee Member, CBT Dean's Advisory Committee. (September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011).
Committee Member, CBT Deans Advisory Committee. (September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2010).
Faculty Advisor, Japanese Association of Kearney. (2009).

University Service

Committee Member, International Studies Academic Program Review team member. (2012).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Japanese Student Association. (2009).
(2008).

Professional Service

Board of Advisors of a Company, National Association of Home Builders Student Chapters, Washington, District of Columbia. (2011).
National Association of Home Builders Student Chapters, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2010).
National Association of Home Builders Student Chapters, Wshington, District of Columbia. (2010).
National Association of Home Builders Student Chapters, New York, New York. (2010).
Home Builders Institute. (2009).
Board of Advisors of a Company, Home Builders Institute. (2008).
Other Professional Service Activities, University of Nebraska: German Student Exchange. (2008).

Public Service

Committee Chair, Habitat for Humanity Home, Kearney, Nebraska. (October 2011 - December 2011).
Committee Chair, Kearney Area Children's Museum, Kearney, Nebraska. (2009).

Awards and Honors

Service, Professional
Home Builders Institute, Washington, D.C. (2011).
Home Builders Institute, Washington, D.C. (2010).

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary

Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (August 2010 - Present).
Professor, Coordinator of Construction Management, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (August 2010 - August 2012).
Professor, Chair, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (August 2002 - August 2008).
Professor, Coordinator of Construction Management, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (1991 - 2002).
Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University. (1988 - 1991).
Associate Professor, Peru State College. (1979 - 1988).

Professional/Managerial

Instructor, Beloit High School. (1975 - 1979).
Instructor, Byron High School. (1972 - 1974).

Licensures and Certifications

RESNET Home Energy Rating System. (2011 - Present).
Certified Constructor, American Institute of Constructors. (1991 - 2012).

Professional Memberships

National Board of Directors, NAHB Student Chapters, 2011 Chairman. (1994 - 2012).
Associated Schools of Construction, member. (1992 - 2012).
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering., member. (1991 - 2012).
Kearney Area Builders Association. (1991 - 2012).
National Association of Home Builders. (1991 - 2012).
National Education Association, member. (1991 - 2012).
Nebraska State Education Association, member. (1991 - 2012).
Nebraska State Home Builders Association, member. (1991 - 2012).
UNK Education Association, member. (1991 - 2012).
Epsilon Pi Tau, member. (1969 - 2012).
American Institute of Constructors, member. (1991 - 2010).

Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance, Associated General Contractors - Nebraska Building Chapter, Lincoln, Nebraska. (2012).
Conference Attendance, iPad Training for BlackBoard Collaborate, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Conference Attendance, On Center Construction Estimating Software training, Houston, Texas. (2012).
Seminar, Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, Nebraska. (2012).
Tutorial, RESNET Home Energy Rater System Training, Ft. Collins, Colorado. (2011).
Assurance of Learning - Professional Development, Mechanical Electrical Contractors Association, Boston, Massachusetts. (2010).

Awards and Honors

Construction Management Program. (2008).