Understanding Difficult Critical Transitions Of Air, Vapor And Moisture Barriers

Track 1: Design Sessions

Wednesday, May 9, 10:00 – 11:30

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. Confidently review drawings and in‐place work through an understanding of the detailing needed to be located on the drawings and in the field.
  3. 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.
  4. Apply the understanding of the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barriers concerns to the field during the site observation review.
Level of content:
Construction & Testing

Corey Zussman, AIA, NCARB, ALA, REWC, RWC, RRO, CDT, CSI, CQM, LEED® AP BD+C Level 1 Thermographer

Director of Quality Management
Pepper Construction

I am a licensed Architect in three states, practicing for over 25 years, specializing in building envelope, restoration, preservation, life safety, & interior finishes.  I practiced architecture for over 15 years before moving to a restoration/preservation and new construction mid sized construction company that did about 200 million/year where I was Vice President in charge of developing and implementing their Quality Program.  I am currently the Director of Quality Assurance for a large construction company (750-850 mil/year) enhancing/promoting their Quality Program for the past three years. During my experience as a Construction Quality Assurance professional, I have worked on 50-75 projects a year, including site visits, verifying installation, comprehensive skin meetings, and providing education throughout the industry.  I have worked on over 900 projects in various states of construction and restoration/preservation.