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Understanding Difficult Critical Transitions of Air, Vapor and Moisture Barriers
June 24, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This presentation will identify the many difficult critical transitions on complex building types and will give the tools to better understand the reasoning and sequencing needed to complete the installation in order to prevent constructability issues and potential rework in the field through drawing detailing and correlating construction photos of actual installations and explanations of each conditions.
- Identify locations of difficult critical transitions regarding the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barrier through construction drawings and correlating photos of correct and incorrect installations.
- Confidently review drawings and in-place work through an understanding of the detailing needed to be located on the drawings and in the field.
- Learn how to prevent constructability issues during design development and create an action plan for each condition for construction regarding the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barriers.
- Apply the understanding of the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barriers concerns to the field during the site observation review.
Corey is a registered Architect in several states, practicing for over 28 years, specializing in building envelope, restoration, preservation, life safety, & interior finishes. Practicing architecture for the first 15 years before moving to a restoration/preservation mid-sized construction company in Chicago where he was Vice President in charge of developing and implementing their Quality Program. Corey is currently the Director of Quality Assurance for a large construction company in Chicago promoting the Quality Program for over six years. Corey works on 50-75 projects a year, including constructability reviews, conducting pre-installation meetings, conducting comprehensive envelope meetings, construction observation, and providing education throughout the industry.
With the number of projects that Mr. Zussman is able to review and evaluate each year, examples demonstrating why certain design or construction conditions favor one type of product or system over another is his specialty and gives him the ability to constantly update and understand the limitations of construction for all types of building construction and uses. Mr. Zussman has produced over 150 “lessons learned” papers about building envelope and life safety concerns to be proactive during design review, pre-construction, and construction. His detailed pre-construction checklists for most trades are a proactive tool that provides descriptive photos of issues and correct installation examples. Mr. Zussman has extensive quality metrics for more than 1,000 buildings and $2 billion worth of work, and a Quality App for mobile phones and tablets which houses the lessons learned papers to stay ahead or verify construction in the field.