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
claims analysis.

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
accreditation criteria.

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.
Gene Farmer, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED AP BC+C
Architecture and Construction Consulting