Collins has served in a variety of engineering management roles with Leviat since joining the company in 1996. In that time, he has earned a reputation as one of the leading voices in the tilt-up community, contributing in numerous ways to the growth of tilt-up construction over the past two decades.
Collins was a coauthor for the 2012 Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s (TCA) bracing guidelines and he was the principal reviewer for the 2018 version. He also served on the group’s board of directors from 2013 to 2018. In addition, Collins oversaw the lift and brace design calculations for a number of notable projects, including the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Kansas City, MS; the Armed Forces War Memorial in Sugar Land, TX; and the current world’s tallest tilt-up panel (111’-9”) for Florida International University’s Bayview Student Living building in Miami, FL.
In 2019, Collins was awarded the TCA’s David E. Kelly Distinguished Engineer Award in recognition of his long-standing commitment to engineering excellence, advancement, and achievement in the tilt-up industry.