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Emerging Design & Construction Considerations

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Emerging Design & Construction Considerations

January 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Building envelope components, common building element specifications, and building life safety are essential to the long-term success of any project. It takes an understanding by all parties of the intent to make the building perform properly. Knowing what to include in the Construction Documents and paying attention to the little details, joints, and penetrations must be constantly reviewed and confirmed. Proper coordination of materials will make the quest to create the best possible building a reality. Construction lessons learned are discussed and dissected to improve future detailing and specifications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review common building elements, life safety components, and construction concerns witnessed in the field when not specified correctly.
  2.  Understand tolerances regarding the construction process and methods to address the concern.
  3. Coordinate between the specifications and drawings to understand how different building components currently do not address the specification gaps for a tighter building.
  4. Assess and apply what is discussed to your construction documents for more confident design and detailing.

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

Director of Quality, Pepper Construction Company

As a forensic architect registered in several states, Corey Zussman has practiced in the construction industry for more than 30 years. He specializes in building envelope, restoration, preservation, life safety, and interior finishes. While working on an average of 50-75 projects a year, Corey conducts constructability reviews, pre-installation meetings, comprehensive envelope meetings, and construction observations. He has also become known for providing educational opportunities throughout the industry and has produced more than 150 “lessons learned” papers. Topics include building envelope and life safety concerns and enable Corey to proactively address issues during design review, pre-construction, and construction. In addition, he has several industry articles about building envelope and life safety topics and is also a frequent presenter at local and national conferences and Associations. Visit www.pepperquality.com homepage to access all of Corey’s lessons learned papers and a list of over 40 AIA CES Presentations.


January 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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