Michael P. Collins is University Professor and Bahen-Tanenbaum Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. For about 30 years he has led a research program at Toronto aimed at developing simple, rational approaches to the analysis and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. He has participated in formulating codes of practice for the design of buildings, bridges, nuclear containment structures and offshore oil platforms in Canada and the United States. As an active consulting engineer he has been involved in a number of failure investigations and in the seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings and bridges. Further information can be found here.


  • Collins, M.P., and Kuchma, D.A. [1999] "How Safe Are Our Large, Lightly Reinforced Concrete Beams, Slabs, and Footings-" ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 96, No. 4, pp. 482-490.
  • Collins, M.P. [1998] "Procedures for Calculating the Shear Response of Reinforced Concrete Elements: A Discussion", ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 124, No. 12, pp. 1485-1488.
  • Collins, M.P., Adebar, P., Seabrook, P.T., Kuchma, D. and Sacre, P. [1997] "External Repair of Cracked Grain Silos", ACI Concrete International, Vol. 19, No. 11, pp. 22-28.
  • Collins, M.P., Vecchio, F.J., Selby, R.G. and Gupta, P.R. [1997] "The Failure of an Offshore Platform", ACI Concrete International, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 29-35.