The Air Barrier Pre-Installation Meeting

Track 2: Contractor Sessions

Wednesday, April 19, 08:00 – 09:00

The air barrier is chosen and specified and the installer has submitted their shop drawings and submittals.  Now the contractor must install the product on your specific building.  Making sure that the system specified is reviewed thoroughly, shop drawings and submittals are submitted properly and completely, and all the project specific details are understood is the next big task for a successful air barrier installation.  We will go over what makes a good pre-installation meeting necessary, informative, and has the ability to verify understanding among all players and adjacent transitions. Using job site photos and drawings to present the information.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what to include in an Air Barrier submittal and the Pre-Installation meeting.
  2. Identify and understand the systems that is to be used, and how they are to be integrated into the project specific details with other building products.
  3. Learn how to prevent Constructability/compatibility issues prior to construction.
  4. Create an action plans for installation for the installation team to follow.
Level of content:
Basic - Advanced
Design Professionals
Testing, Analysis and Quality Assurance Program


Pepper Construction
411 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL

I am a licensed Architect in three states, practicing for over 25 years, specializing in building envelope, restoration, preservation, life safety, & int 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 Dir 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 thought the industry.  I have worked on over 900 projects in various states of construction and restoration/preservation.