David Karina, Assoc. AIA
Project Director

With more than 35 years’ experience as a Builder, Quality Control Manager, Project Inspector, Inspector of Record and Educator for a wide range of project types for both public and private sectors in California, David Karina provides Brookhurst an unparalleled understanding of the operational imperatives of the industry as they impact large and small design and construction projects.

David is highly experienced with all conventional delivery and alternative delivery systems, is a DSA Advisory Board Member, Past President twice for ACIA and most recently a member of the State Architect’s Task Force for Project Delivery, Field Improvement and DSA Proposed Draft Amendments for the 2016 California Administrative and Building Codes. He is also professionally recognized with the AIA, OPSC, OSHPD, CASH, ACIA, Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and the Judicial Council of California (JCC). David was instructor for three years (2003-2006) teaching public facility construction inspection to more than 200 students at North Orange County Community College.


California State University, Long Beach: Bachelor of Business Administration
Coastline College: Certificate in Inspection Technology
Orange Coast College: Certificate in Construction Technology


DSA Class 1 Project Inspector
OSHPD Class A Inspector
ACIA Div II Building Inspector
CSI – Construction Document Technology
DSA Masonry Inspector
DSA Shotcrete Inspector
NITC Medal Gas Inspector
American Concrete Institute, Tech Grade 1
PTI Prestressed Concrete Inspector
CAFFA Fire Alarm Inspector

Affiliations & Memberships:

DSA Advisory Board Member (DSAAB)
American Institute of Architects
DSA Inspection & Testing Committee – Vice Chair
Cal-EMA Steering Committee & Certified SAP Trainer
DGS, Emergency Function 3 Advisory Council
International Code Council
American Construction Inspectors Association – Past President 2008 & 2010
National Fire Protection Association
Construction Specifications Institute
American Society of Engineers
Western Council of Construction Consumers


State Architect Citation – 2014
Cal-EMA Undersecretary Appreciation – 2014
AIACC – President Citation – 2013
ACIA President’s Certification of Achievement – 2011
LAUSD Superintendent Appreciation – 2010
Cal-EMA Undersecretary Appreciation – 2010
ACIA Ed Grey Award – 2007
CIA Inspector of the Year – 2006

* Mr. Karina does not provide municipal advisory services involving municipal finance products as defined by the Section 15B of the Securities and Exchange Commission Act of 1934.