The program scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Oakland, CA has been withdrawn.  Many people have commented that they cannot attend due to demanding work schedules and planned vacation. We hope to amend the timing of the program and reschedule for a later date. 

We hope to see you at future IMI programs.  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Taiger Murphy at (415) 872-9941 or  should we be of assistance on any future projects, or if you have technical questions.



AIA East Bay
1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612


While the seminar and lunch are free, registration (on the right) is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, October 13, 2017     


Designing & Detailing Masonry Rain Screen Wall Systems

Among the most popular building enclosure choices are rain screen walls and systems.  This program investigates the building science and evolution of wall theory from mass walls to drainage and cavity walls finally to both pressurized and non-pressurized rain screen systems.  The attendee then learns specific details of common terra cotta, porcelain and composite panel systems operating as a rain screen.  


David Sovinski
National Director of Technical Services
International Masonry Institute

David began his masonry career over thirty years ago, and has held positions in project management, estimating and field supervision. He managed masonry projects in New York City, Houston, Dallas and Chicago before moving to the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

A graduate of Purdue University in Construction Management, David also served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Indiana Mason Contractors Association and taught structures and materials at Purdue University’s School of Architectural Technology.

David’s duties at the International Masonry Institute include managing the Industry Development, Engineering, Research, and Technical Services Departments. IMI currently employs over 20 architects, engineers and construction professionals throughout North America.

During his tenure at IMI, David has presented over 500 seminars on a variety of masonry design and construction topics. He is an instructor for IMI’s Contractor College and Instructor Certification program, David serves on various research and building code committees is on the Board of ACE mentoring program, Washington DC, and has served as IMI’s project manager for its Contractor College, Craftworker Upgrade Programs and New Products and Technologies Programs.


While this seminar will be geared towards Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Construction Managers, Owners, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors, BAC Members, and all Industry-Related Firms are also welcome.

Thank You

For more information contact Taiger Murphy at (415) 872-9941 or

Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 1.5 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.