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New Student Chapter President - Collin Rummage

Posted: Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Meet Collin Rummage, the incoming president of the CSI Student Affiliate. Collin is currently in his 3rd year of the undergraduate architecture program at UT. He comes to Knoxville from Spring Hill, TN and joined the CSI student affiliate in 2021. 

As student affiliate president, Collin presented his plan for the student group for the upcoming year to the CSI board at their meeting in September which was well thought out and well presented! He hopes to supplement the students’ architectural education with field trips and product presentations, which the local chapter can facilitate. 

He has not yet had the opportunity to work in the design or construction industry, but he would be a welcome asset to a local firm. His project management skills are quite evident. After graduation he hopes to work a bit in the local industry and then get involved in an international firm. He will use these experiences when he later opens his own firm.

At UT he also participates in leadership positions in the AIAS and the Peer Mentorship Program. He has been motivated through the CSI Lunch & Learns and appreciated the interested topics that the chapter brought to the students last year. 

Collin is excited about his opportunity to lead the CSI student group and said, “ I have big plans to help spread the word of CSI, and plan activities and events for the members of the student chapter.” 

Please reach out and introduce yourself at the next chapter meeting.

Stacy Colbaugh wins Institute Communication Award

Posted: Mon, Sep 05, 2022

The Knoxville Chapter's Publication Chair, Stacy Colbaugh, CSI, CDT, has won the Institute Communication Award. This award will be presented at the CSI Convention in Denver, CO this October. This award celebrates the combination of communications managed by Stacy including the chapter newsletter, The SPECK, and our constant contact communications to all the chapter membership.

This is not the first time that Stacy's work has been recognized. Stacy has won the Institute Communication Award in 2017, 2016 and 2012. Previous to this she was recognized at the Institute level in both 2008 and 2009 for The SPECK. The Gulf States Region also recognized Stacy's work with Continuing Publication Awards in 2008, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The Knoxville Chapter recognized Stacy's contribution to the chapter over a long period of time in 2019 when she was presented with the Miller Euler Memorial Award for outstanding work as the chapter publisher, one of the highest awards of the Knoxville Chapter.

Knoxville's Gary Bergeron to be elevated to Fellowship at Denver Convention

Posted: Tue, Aug 02, 2022

The Jury of Fellows has elevated Gary T. Bergeron, CSIto Fellow in 2022.


Fellowship is one of the top two honors bestowed by CSI. Throughout his 14 year membership with CSI, Gary has notably contributed to construction education at the high school, university, and professional development levels, and has served CSI as a leader of the Gulf States Region, as well as the Knoxville, Little Rock, and Chattanooga Chapters.


He will be inducted to Fellowship at CSI Celebrates, during the 2022 CSI National Conference in Denver, CO. on Thursday, October 13.

TMS 602: What it is and how to use it? - Richard Bennett, PHD, PE

Posted: Tue, Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Richard Bennett, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bennett has been highly active in the Masonry Standards Joint Committee which writes the Building Code for Masonry Structures. He has chaired the Flexural, Axial Loads, and Shear subcommittee and served as the vice-chair of the 2013 MSJC Committee. Dr. Bennett was the chair of the main committee for the 2016 402/602 code. He is 2nd vice chair for the next code cycle, which will develop the 2022 TMS 402/602 provisions.

Program summary:

1) TMS 402 & 602

2) Material Standards

3) 402-16 How to Design 

4) 602-16 How to Install

5) 602 Specification Checklists 

6) Mortar Types/ Cementitious Materials 

7) Proportion vs. Property Specification 

8) Field Testing of Mortar

9) Bond Patterns

2022-2023 Planning Retreat

Posted: Sat, Jun 11, 2022



  • 42 years ago Kathy Proctor
  • 17 years ago James Rose
  • 4 years ago Marni Redmnond
  • 2 years ago Lauretta Cocke
  • 1 year ago Dipakkumar Patel
  • 1 year ago Collin Rummage
  • 11 months ago Alexandria Anderson

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