Lunch is included with seminar in Johnson City and Chattanooga.

This presentation clarifies the basic functions of the building envelope / enclosure and how masonry systems satisfy those functions through control of air, moisture, and vapor transmission. Positions masonry as a system rather than a collection of individual components, also discusses how the construction manager and building owner are demanding single source responsibility for the building envelope / enclosure, and how a mason contractor can best operate in this environment.
1.      Understand how the various components of a wall operate as a system to control the environment.
2.      Learn the basic functions of air and moisture barriers.
3.      Define how a pressurized rain screen wall provides benefit to the building.
4.      Learn critical details of a masonry cavity wall system.

About the Speaker


A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and the BAC apprenticeship program, David has been a valuable asset to the masonry industry for four decades. David joined the International Masonry Institute as the Director of Market Development and Technical Services in 1999.  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. 

An experienced lecturer, Dave is a certified AIA/CES presenter who has given many structural masonry lunchboxes for architectural and engineering firms.  He is also a registered PDH Instructor with the State of Indiana and has lectured at various programs and seminars sponsored by universities and associations 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.

As a member of the Indiana Kentucky Structural Masonry Coalition Task Force, Dave is the Engineering Outreach Coordinator for the IKSMC, through which he interacts directly with engineers on their projects, assesses their needs, and then connects them to members of the Engineering Dream Team.

TRI-CITY - Tuesday, MARCH 14, 2017

Time: Registration 11:30 a.m.-12 noon Lunch and Seminar 12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: Carnagie Hotel, 1216 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37064
RSVP: By March 1, Allan Renfo, 423-926-1811
SPONSOR: Masonry Institute of Tennessee

ChattaNOOGA - Wednesday, MARCH 15, 2017

Time: Registration 11:30 a.m.-12 noon Lunch and Seminar 12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: Development and Resource Center 1250 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
RSVP: By March 1,  Ella Chadwell, AIA Chattanooga 423-488-9900 exec@aiachatt.org
SPONSOR: Masonry Association of Chattanooga (MAC)

Dave Collins, CSI