Professional Memberships:• American Society of Civil Engineers
• American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers
• Associated General Contractors of America
• Association of Energy Engineers
• Sigma Lambda Chi (ΣΛX) Construction Honor Society
• Society of American Military Engineers
- Ph.D. Architecture, University of Florida, 1998
- M.S. Building Construction, University of Florida, 1993
- B.S. Construction Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University, 1992
- State of Florida (CBC1250624), CEM (AEE9413), M.ASHRAE, OSHA 500
Curriculum Vitae (CV):
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
- Offsite construction and prefabrication
- Construction workforce development
- IAQ, airborne infection control and ‘sick building’ syndrome
- Fire, explosive and windstorm mitigation
- Post-disaster response and recovery
- Energy efficiency
- Moisture Control Construction Checklist (MC3) Software, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C. 2007.
About Kevin Grosskopf
Dr. Kevin R. Grosskopf is a Professor at the Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Grosskopf received his Ph.D. from the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida in 1998. He has served in various capacities in the commercial and utility industry and is a licensed Building Contractor in the State of Florida.
Dr. Grosskopf has developed research expertise in building safety and sustainability including IAQ, energy efficiency, and, post-disaster response and recovery. More recently, Dr. Grosskopf transitioned to related areas in building prefabrication and construction workforce development. Dr. Grosskopf has received $8.1M in grants and endowments, including highly competitive contract awards from the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and, the Department of Labor (DOL). In addition, Dr. Grosskopf has written (or contributed to) 4 books, 35 research reports and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, including top tier journals of the ASCE, ASTM and ASHRAE. Dr. Grosskopf has also given more than 100 invited presentations including guest lectures and presentations in more than 20 countries.
Dr. Grosskopf formerly served as the Associate School Director for ACCE-accredited construction management and ABET-accredited construction engineering programs on both Lincoln and Omaha campuses. Dr. Grosskopf has also served as P&T chair for construction programs. Dr. Grosskopf has served on the ASC National Board and has coordinated two ASC Annual International Conferences (2009 and 2011).
- Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska, 2014-present
- Associate Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska, 2009-2014
- Assistant/Associate Professor, M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, University of Florida, 2002-2009
- Commercial Manager, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), 1999-2002
- Project Manager, AFMC, Tyndall AFB, FL, 1995-1999
- Project Engineer, ARA, Inc., Panama City FL, 1993-1995
- Trade Superintendent, T/I - Commercial Construction, Tallahassee FL, 1989-1993
- Tradesperson, Residential - Commercial Construction, Tampa FL, 1986-1989
Professional Licenses and Certifications:
- Certified Energy Manager (CEM), #AEE9413
- Certified OSHA 500 Construction Safety Outreach Trainer
- State of Florida Certified Building Contractor, #CBC1250624
Honors and Awards
- 2021 Modular Building Fellow Award, Modular Building Institute (MBI)
- 2018 Teaching Excellence Award, Parents Association and Teaching Council, University of Nebraska
- 2018 Outstanding Educator Award, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska
- 2017 Holling Distinguished Senior Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska
- 2017 Teaching Excellence Award, Parents Association and Teaching Council, University of Nebraska
- 2015 Outstanding Educator Award, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska
- 2014 National Outstanding Researcher Award, Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)
- 2008 National Outstanding Educator Award, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
- 2007 National Teaching Award, Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)
- 2005 College Teacher of the Year, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
- "Modular Construction: Commercial Field Study of Energy Efficiency Code Compliance through Offsite Prefabrication,” Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), February 2020, $500,000.
- “Residential Buildings – Technical, Outreach, Research and Development Support,” National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), January 2020, $400,000.
- “An Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Guide for Mechanical Contractors,” Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA), January 2020, $25,000.
- “Training and Recruiting for Careers in Heavy Construction using Equipment Simulation Technology,” Beaver’s Charitable Trust, Kiewit Corporation and the Durham Foundation, October 2018, $600,500.
- “Commercial Energy Code Compliance Field Study,” U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), January 2018, $50,284.
- “Residential Energy Code Compliance Field Study,” U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), May 2017, $53,887.
- “The Nebraska Initiative – Benchmarking & Beyond (NIBB),” U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), March 2017, $121,831.
- “Evidence Based Research for ASHRAE Standard 170-2013,” American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), American Institute of Architects (AIA) Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) and American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), November 2016, $62,500.
- “Innovations Moving People to Achieve Certified Training (IMPACT),” U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), October 2012, $865,557.
- "Building Energy Efficient Homes for America (BEEHA)" U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), June 2010, $660,345
- "Veterans Commissioning Training Program for Commercial Healthcare Facilities" U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), June 2010, $405,738
- "Building a Green Economy: Nebraska State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) and Training" Department of Labor (US DOL), January 2010, $1,253,000
- "Spanish/English, Low Literacy Worker Safety Training for Focus-Four Disaster Reconstruction Hazards" U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), September 2007, $135,981
- "Comparative Analyses Using NFPA 403 Agent Application Rates and Quantities" Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), August 2007, $56,018
- "Hurricane Waste Management and Recycling" Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (FCSHW), State University System of Florida (SUS), July 2007, $46,000.
- Ed Proefke, Sr., Center for Collective Protection Endowment University of Florida Foundation (UFF), April 2007, $150,000
- "Moisture Control Construction Checklist (MC3): Training and QA/QC Software to Mitigate Mold and Other Moisture-Related Asthma Triggers in Residential and Commercial Construction" U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), August 2006, $160,998
- University Interdisciplinary Initiatives in Homeland Security. University of Florida Research and Graduate Programs (RGP), May 2004, $100,000
- "Moisture Control Construction Checklist (MC3)" W.A. Klinger Memorial Research Grant, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Education and Research Foundation, March 2004, $68,368
- Grosskopf, K.R. “Energy Performance of Advanced Panelized vs Volumetric Modular Construction.” National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 2023.
- Grosskopf, K.R, et. al. “Modular Multifamily Construction: A Field Study of Energy Code Compliance and Performance Through Offsite Prefabrication,” 2022 Buildings XV International Conference. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 2022.
- Grosskopf, K.R. “Modular Air Leakage Evaluation.” Final Report to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 2022.
- Grosskopf, K.R. “Ventilation in Residential Care Environments.” Final Report to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 2021.
- Grosskopf, K.R., J.W. Elliott and J.E. Killingsworth. “Offsite Trends: Opportunities and Challenges for Prefabricated and Modular Construction,” pp. 46-56. Building Profits May/June 2020. Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). 2020.
- Mousavi, E.S. Rizi and K.R. Grosskopf. “Secondary Exposure Risks to Patients in an Airborne Isolation Room: Implications for Anteroom Design,” Building and Environment. Vol. 104, pp. 131-137. Elsevier. 2016.
- Mousavi, E.S. Rizi and K.R. Grosskopf. “Airflow Patterns Due to Door Motion and Pressurization in Hospital Isolation Rooms,” ASHRAE Science and Technology for the Built Environment. Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 379-384. Taylor & Francis. 2016.
- Grosskopf, K.R. and E. Mousavi Rizi. “Ventilation and the Transport of Bioaerosols in Healthcare Environments,” ASHRAE Journal. Vol. 57, No. 8, pp. 54-60. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). 2014.
- Mousavi, E.S. and K.R. Grosskopf. "Ventilation and Transport of Bioaerosols in Healthcare Environments – New Insight into Hospital Corridor Design," Proceedings of Indoor Air 2014 - the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Hong Kong (PRC). 2014.
- Grosskopf, K.R., P. Oppenheim and T. Brennan. “Avoiding HVAC Defect Claims in Hot, Humid Climates,” ASHRAE Journal. Vol. 50, No. 7, pp. 40-52. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). 2008.
- Grosskopf, K.R. “Protective Window Safety Films: A Case Study in ASTM All-Hazard Building Code Standards,” Journal of ASTM International (JAI). Vol. 2, No.7, pp. 445-453. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International. 2005.