Kenneth Flesher

PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-3065
Office: Thompson School of Applied Science, Putnam Hall Rm 20D, Durham, NH 03824
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I migrated to UNH from a career that initially started in the oil field working as a Field Engineer with Halliburton Services, then I worked for 5 years as a licensed Professional Engineer in a small Civil/Surveying firm that specialized in land development for residential and commercial clients. An early adopter of CAD in this field, I started working heavily with AutoCAD and computer networks in 1986, which created an opportunity to consult with the Civil Technology faculty here at UNH, when they brought their CAD lab facilities on line in 1988. Later in 1990, when a position became available I decided to give it a try as I had always enjoyed teaching small seminars and training other employees at my previous jobs.

I really enjoy my job here, I work with great colleagues and get to meet lots of interesting people and great students. Besides keeping active and current in the construction and computer industries, my expertise in training CAD and computer mapping software has taken me to all corners of the globe as a Technical Specialist with Autodesk. I try to stay closer to home now, reaching out into the community to share my experience and knowledge where I can.

My teaching focus is in Construction Management and "green" building, energy management, and new construction technologies.

I have built homes for Habitat for Humanity, and I enjoy working around my own home and "wrenching" on my vehicles.

Education

  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

  • AM 470: Residential Electricity
  • AM 475: Bldg Sci/Residential Constrctn
  • AM 576: Bldg Sci/Residential Constrctn
  • CT 232: Appl Environmental Technology
  • CT 234: Soils and Foundations
  • CT 297: Work Experience
  • CT 432: Appl Environmental Technology
  • CT 483: Mechanical & Electrical System
  • CT 551: Statics and Materials
  • CT 554: Soils and Foundations
  • CT 557: Land Design and Regulations
  • CT 576: Bldg Sci/Residential Constrctn
  • CT 581: Architecture I Hist & Design
  • CT 597: Work Experience