Gary L. Larsen – Director, Instructor
Gary Larsen has over 25 years in the Construction Inspection Industry beginning in 1977 as a Soils and Concrete Technician. Mr. Larsen has worked in the field of Special Inspection in Southern California since 1985. Throughout his career, he has obtained certifications, approvals, and licenses from many Southern California jurisdictions. Mr. Larsen currently holds all five of the ICC Special Inspection Certifications: Reinforced Concrete, Prestress Concrete, Structural Masonry, Structural Steel and Welding, and Spray-applied Fireproofing. He also holds licenses in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Riverside County. Mr. Larsen holds ‘Master Certificates’ for troubleshooting Concrete and Masonry from Aberdeen’s World of Concrete. Mr. Larsen is certified as a Proto II post-tension Masonry Inspector and has been certified as a Radiation Safety Officer by the state. He has also worked as a Disaster Service Inspector under FEMA in the 1994 Northridge California Earthquake.
Mr. Larsen has been instrumental in the development of curriculum for Special Inspector Training Programs for such organizations as International Brotherhood of Operating Engineers, Local 12 and in-house training programs for inspection and testing companies. Mr. Larsen developed the curriculum for Operating Engineers Local 12’s “Inspector Training Program”, as well as the curriculum for Operating Engineers “Inspector Apprenticeship Training Program”. Both were college approved and taught by Mr. Larsen at a local junior college. In addition, Mr. Larsen has developed curriculum for in-house training programs for Kleinfelder, Inc.
Mr. Larsen has also acted as an expert witness and construction defect consultant for construction litigation proceedings.
For a more inclusive listing of Mr. Larsen’s accomplishments please request a curriculum vitae.