Kevin Grosskopf, Ph.D.

Professor, Construction Programs; Associate Director for Construction Programs
Academic Degrees
  • 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
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
Inventions/Patents
  • Moisture Control Construction Checklist (MC3) Software, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C. 2007.
Courses Taught
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 $6.3M 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 95 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 currently serves as the Associate School Director for ACCE-accredited construction management and ABET-accredited construction engineering programs on both Lincoln and Omaha campuses.  Dr. Grosskopf is also 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).



Experience

Employment:

  • Professor and Associate Director, 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 Accounts 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
  • 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

Funding
  • Training and Recruiting for Careers in Heavy Construction using Equipment Simulation Technology,” Beaver’s Charitable Trust Grant, October 2018, $455,500.
  • 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

Selected Publications
  • Grosskopf, K.R. “Evidence-Based Standards in US Hospitals – Ventilation Rates vs Incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections,” Proceedings of the 2018 World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium (WMCAUS). Prague (Czech Republic). June 2018.
  • Smith, R.E., J. Elliott and K. Grosskopf. 2017. “Off-site Construction in Education: A Survey of Prefabrication in Design and Construction Academics,” Chapter 9 - Offsite Architecture: Constructing the Future, London, UK. Routledge, pp. 142-152.
  • Mohammadi, A. and K.R. Grosskopf. “Project IMPACT: Developing a Manufactured Construction Workforce through Contextualized Training,” Proceedings of the 2017 Annual International Conference. Associated Schools of Construction (ASC). Seattle, WA. April 2017.
  • 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.
  • Mousavi, E.S. and K.R. Grosskopf. “Ventilation Rates and Airflow Pathways in Patient Rooms: A Case Study of Bioaerosol Containment and Removal,” Annals of Occupational Hygiene. Vol. 59, No. 9, pp. 1,190-1,199. Oxford. 2015.
  • Smith, R.E., K.R. Grosskopf and J. Elliott. “Offsite Construction: Reaching the Tipping Point,” Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). 2015.
  • 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.