Gene Farmer is president of Gene Farmer and Associates, an
architecture and construction consulting firm. He has over thirty
years of experience in the design and management of construction
of numerous residential and commercial projects in Florida, Texas,
Illinois and Minnesota. His work has been published both locally and
nationally and he has received numerous awards including two F.A.M.
E. awards and the prestigious Price Waterhouse South Florida
Business Journal "Up and Comer Award for 1990".
Mr. Farmer holds a license to practice architecture in the State of
Florida, an N.C.A.R.B. Certification, a LEED-AP BD+C certification, a
Dade County Sub-Builder Certificate, and is a certified Florida
Building Inspector, a certrified Florida Building Plans Examiner, a
certified International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector and a
certified International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner.
He holds a OSHA 30 hour certification and has been a certified
OSHA 500 instructor. He has served as an expert witness in
numerous cases ranging from construction defects to construction
In addition, Gene Farmer is a Professor Emeritus in the Moss School
of Construction, in the College of Engineering at Florida
International University. His teaching specialties include Principals of
Construction Management, Building Construction Materials,
Sustainable Construction, Building Codes, Quality Control in
Construction, Construction Cost Estimating and Electrical, Mechanical
and Plumbing Systems in Buildings. As Director of the Undergraduate
Program, he is responsible for the coordination of all undergraduate
curriculum with respect to college, university and national
He has been actively involved in both research and writing, with
research proposal topics ranging from building code enforcement
issues to construction materials and techniques. Professor Farmer
has been involved as principal or co-principal investigator in
approximately $300,000.00 in funded research. In addition to his
book entitled Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction,
published by McGraw Hill in 1991, he has a second book entitled
"Contractor's Guide to LEED Certified Construction" which was
published by Delmar Cengage in early 2012. Professor Farmer also
has numerous articles published in a variety of construction related
publications and peer reviewed journals.
In 1994, Professor Farmer produced and hosted a weekly one hour
television show entitled "Construction Today". This program
showcased construction materials and techniques used in South
Florida. In 1995, Professor Farmer was responsible for developing
and delivering all of the
continuing education required for Miami-Dade County's 650 building
inspectors, processors and building officials. He is currently
coordinating a Certificate in Construction Management for the Miami-
Dade Water and Sewer Authority.
Professor Farmer’s research interests range from construction career
awareness to hurricane shutter effectiveness research. In 1995 Mr.
Farmer was co-director of a program designed to develop and
implement the continuing education program for the Miami-Dade
County Office of Building Code Compliance.
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