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AVB Considerations in Prefab Construction

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AVB Considerations in Prefab Construction

February 17, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

This presentations will discuss the top considerations when designing, constructing, and installing prefab cold formed metal stud panel construction with regard to air/vapor barrier systems. From initial design considerations of the AVB system to the final completion. The presentations will be based on several case studies which we will dive into what is needed to be discussed early in the initial planning stages, construction tolerances, installation techniques, travel and storage concerns, as well as installation tips to make sure that the installation as a whole is able to be properly detailed every step of the way.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Identify AVB considerations and properly choose a system that will work with the specific design challenges of the CFMF panels.
  2.  Learn how to identify and prevent constructability issues during the design, detailing, and installation phases of the prefab CFMF panels.
  3.  Be able to review the fabrication process and understand the AVB concerns and how to mitigate issues during the process.
  4. Apply the understanding of the prefabrication process and AVB installation concerns to the field during the site observation review.

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Corey Zussman | Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)Corey Zussman, AIA, NCARB, ALA, RBEC, RRC, REWC, RWC, RRO, CDT, CQM, CxA+BE, BECxP, CABS, LEED® AP BD+C, Level 1 Thermographer

Corey is a registered Architect in several states, practicing for more than 30 years. He specializes in building envelope, restoration, preservation, life safety, and interior finishes. Corey is currently the Director of Quality Assurance for Pepper Construction Company in Chicago, where he has promoted a formal quality program for more than seven years and works on 50-75 projects a year, conducting constructability reviews, pre-installation meetings, comprehensive envelope meetings, and construction observations, in addition to providing educational opportunities throughout the industry. Corey has produced more than 150 “lessons learned” papers about building envelope and life safety concerns to proactively address issues during design review, pre-construction, and construction. He maintains an extensive database of quality metrics gathered on more than 1,000 buildings and $3 billion worth of work and developed a quality app for mobile devices which houses the lessons learned papers and allows for easy access and construction verification in the field.


February 17, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
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