Larry Tanner, P.E.


Larry Tanner

Assistant Research Professor


Phone: (806) 834-2320
Fax: (806) 742-3446
National Wind Institute
MS 43155
Lubbock, TX 79409-3155
Current CV:  Larry Tanner CV

M.A., Architecture - Texas Tech University, 1971

Biographical Sketch:
Larry Tanner has spent his professional life in the field of architectural and engineering design and construction. He has been owner and partner of several AE firms and maintains a consulting practice in AE Forensics. Public sector work includes directorship of the Office of Facility Planning and Construction at Texas Tech University, lecturing in the College of Engineering, and managing the NWI Debris Impact Test Facility.

Authorship/Co-authorship of Storm Investigation Reports:
Oklahoma/Kansas Tornadoes, 1999;
Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado, 2000;
Happy, TX Tornado, 2000;
Ohio Tornadoes, 2002;
Southwest Missouri and Oklahoma City Tornadoes, 2003;
Hurricane Ivan, Pensacola, FL, 2004;
Evansville, Indiana Tornado, 2005;
Central Florida Tornadoes, 2007;
Dixie Tornado Outbreak, TN, 2008;
NWI/TTU Collaborative with FEMA
Oklahoma/Kansas Tornadoes, 1999; FEMA P-342
Hurricane Katrina, AL-MS-LA, 2005; FEMA P-549
Hurricane Ike, TX, 2008; FEMA P-757
Mississippi Tornadoes, 2010;
Alabama, Mississippi & Joplin, MO Tornadoes, 2011; FEMA P-908

Authorship/Co-authorship of Reports/Papers
Taking Shelter from the Storm, Building a Safe Room in Your Home, FEMA P-320, 1998, 2008, 2014
Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters, FEMA P-361, 1999, 2008, 2015
Tornado Protection, Selecting Best Available Refuge Areas in Buildings, FEMA P-431, 2015
Moore, OK, May 2013 Tornado Shelter Performance Report (NSF Funded)
Analysis of the Above-ground Shelter Door Failure, April 2014, Mayflower, AR (NSSA Funded)

Memberships and Associations:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Association of Wind Engineers (AAWE)
National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA)
American Society of Pictometry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)