Larry Cormicle


Emeritus Teaching Professor


Larry Cormicle joined the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) in 2002. Before coming to ISU, Cormicle spent almost a quarter century in industry constructing large commercial, retail and high-rise buildings. Cormicle arrived at ISU with 12 years of teaching experience at Triton College. He currently teaches construction planning and scheduling course and an advanced project management capstone course to construction engineering seniors. He serves as chair of the construction engineering curriculum committee in the department. He coaches the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition teams at the CCEE department. Those teams have placed first 40 times at the ASC Region IV Student Competition. Cormicle advises the ISU Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter and the ISU National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter.  His passion is leadership, coaching and preparing students to be great builders of projects. Cormicle has been a licensed professional engineer in the branch of construction engineering in Iowa since 1984.

Honors and Awards

  • Dave and Katy Pepper Senior Lecturer in Construction Engineering 2018-2019
  • Superior Engineering Teacher Award, College of Engineering, 2018
  • Award for Academic Advising, Iowa State University, 2018
  • Weitz Faculty Fellow in Construction Engineering, 2014-2018
  • Superior Engineering Advisor Award, College of Engineering, 2016
  • Glenn H. DeStigter Scholar in Construction Engineering, 2007- 2014
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Associated Schools of Construction, 2012
  • Outstanding Advisor Award, Associated General Contractors student chapter – Engineering Student Council, 2010 – 2012
  • Engineering Student Council Leadership Award, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation, 2007
  • Memorable Teacher Award, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Iowa State University, 2007
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award – Interfraternity Council, 2005
  • Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – Iowa State University (Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering) 2007


  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management – Iowa State University, 2010
  • B.S. Construction Engineering – Iowa State University, 1978

Interest Areas

  • Project management
  • Construction project planning and scheduling
  • Project delivery methods
  • Engineering education research
  • Leadership
  • Coaching


Jahren, C.T., Karabulut-Ilgu, A, Jeong, D., Cormicle, L., (2015). “A Case Study of Hybrid Learning Implementation in Construction Engineering.” 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8th to June 10th, 2015.