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Building Enclosure Pre-construction Meeting

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Building Enclosure Pre-construction Meeting

October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Live webinar sponsored by the Air Barrier Association of America


Building Enclosure Pre-construction Meeting

Presented by Melissa Payne


A pre-construction meeting is a crucial part of the construction process which should be specified and outlined in several sections of the project manual as part of the quality assurance specification. It is paramount to coordinate pre-construction meetings with team members on the building project, as this establishes expectations upfront for the installation and subsequent warranties of the components of the
building enclosure. By having a pre-construction meeting prior to the commencement of field operations, the owner, design team, general contractor, sub-contractors, and manufacturers are presented with the opportunity to discuss and resolve issues the various trades might encounter during the construction process. It is the intent of this presentation to explain the foundation of a building enclosure pre-construction meeting and to help foster a collaborative approach to information sharing that will minimize construction problems,
delays, and manage risks.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand where in the specifications the pre-construction meeting should be specified and what divisions should be referenced.
  2. Understand what trades should be present and why.
  3. Understand how to coordinate the building enclosure components and why it’s important to coordinate them.
  4. Understand how to resolve compatibility and installation issues that may arise out of a preconstruction meeting.
  5. Understand what specific details to look for and why they should be discussed at the preconstruction


Live webinar airing on October 15, 2020 – 1:00 PM EST

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Melissa Payne | Air Barrier Association of AmericaMelissa Payne, BECxP, CxA+BE, CDT
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

Melissa Payne, BECxP, CxA+BE, CDT is a subject matter expert for Tremco Inc. where she serves as a national Building Enclosure Construction Management Specialist.  She specializes in assisting construction managers and general contractors with QA/QC practices and is focused in the construction of high-performance leak-free structures.   Prior to joining Tremco, Melissa provided building envelope commissioning and consulting services, and conducted forensic investigations as a building enclosure consultant.  Prior to providing building enclosure consulting, she was an owner’s representative for a municipal utility company where she managed the maintenance, restoration and construction of over 150 structures.

Melissa possesses a strong foundation in industry standards related to building enclosure commissioning processes, building science, performance testing, and building envelope construction.  As a Level II Building Science Thermographer she actively uses thermography in the study of building enclosure failures and performance testing.  Her owner representative, consulting and commissioning experience, forensic work, and manufacturer internal consultant involvement gives her an encompassing perspective of the construction industry.  Currently working with owners, architects, engineers, designers, construction manager/general contractors, and enclosure trades to promote the integrity and performance of building enclosures.

Melissa maintains high involvement in the design and construction industry as a guest speaker at Drury University School of Architecture, by serving on the educational committee for SWMO-CSI chapter, a member of ICC, and as past-chair and founding member of BEC-OR.  She is member of ISO on ISO/TC 163 Committee, 21105-20106 Thermal performance in the built environment – Building envelope performance verification and commissioning BECx.  She also serves on IIBEC’s Building Enclosure Commissioning Certification Committee.



October 15, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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