Building Envelope Case Study from Initial Constructability Review through Occupancy

Tuesday May 7, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join me as I recount my building envelope journey with a large four-story CMU and masonry higher-educational building for a large university in the Midwest. We will start with the initial pre-bid constructability review and go through construction and turnover. We will review the air/vapor barrier, masonry flashing, waterproofing, window installation, and roof transitions. We will learn what was initially missing in the Contraction Documents through mock-ups and first-work-in-place reviews. Once construction starts, we will review the building construction and perform testing throughout.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review constructability concerns in the mid-stage of design.
  2. Engage with a building envelope review and what modifications took place with subcontractor input.
  3. Understand the building complexities with mock-ups, first-work-in-place reviews, and testing.
  4. Develop a better understanding of the installation of materials  and the process of installation with construction observation reviews , reporting, and verification.
Level of content:

Corey Zussman, AIA, NCARB, ALA, RBEC, RRC, REWC, RWC, RRO,  CDT, CQM, CxA+BE, BECxP, CABS, LEED® AP BD+C Level II Thermographer

Pepper Construction, Barrington IL

As a forensic architect registered in several states, Corey Zussman has practiced in the construction industry for more than 30 years. He specializes in the 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 over 10 industry articles about building envelope and life safety topics and is also a frequent presenter at local and national conferences and Associations. Visit Pepper Quality – Pepper Quality Portal homepage to access all of Corey’s lessons learned papers and a list of over 45 AIA CES Presentations.