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David Collins, CSI

With a career spanning over three decades, David has built quite a reputation in the masonry industry with his extensive knowledge and expertise in the masonry field. After graduating Indiana University and following his 4-year apprenticeship, In 1999, David joined the International Masonry Institute as the Director of Market Development and Technical Services, a position in which he currently holds, providing craftworker upgrade training, contractor education, and offering free technical support/assistance to the design community to promote quality masonry construction. His areas of expertise include the building envelope, ceramic & stone tile installation, codes and regulations, grouting and reinforced masonry, preservation & restoration, project management, specification writing, sustainable design, thermal and moisture protection, life cycle cost analysis, and much more the masonry industry. 

As a certified AIA/CES presenter, he has lectured and given lunchbox masonry seminars to many architectural and engineering firms, with an emphasis on structural masonry. David is also a registered PDH Instructor with the State of Indiana.

He has been a guest lecturer for the University of Notre Dame , Ball State University, Indiana State University, Purdue University, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, and Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, as well as various venues across the country. 

David is a 10-year voting member of the ASTM C-08 on Refractories, ASTM C-12 Committee on Mortars and Grout, as well as the ASTM C-15 Committee on Masonry Units. He is also a longstanding member of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and has received accreditations from multiple universities with a discipline in Architecture and Planning. David is also a member of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety as well as a 30-year member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

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