POSTPONED: Building Envelope Tolerances

When:  Apr 7, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Building Envelope Tolerances

Technical Roundtable

Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice.  We appreciate your understanding and will advertise again once a new date is established.

Presented by: Corey S Zussman, AIA, NCARB, ALA, RBEC, RRC, REWC, RWC, RRO, CDT, CQM, CxA+BE, BECxP, LEED® AP BD+C | Level 1 Thermographer, Director of Quality - Illinois & Wisconsin | Pepper Construction

When designing the building envelope, we need to take into account constructability and tolerance of the materials, components, and systems. Each material has a tolerance from material fabrication, component installation, as well as system installation tolerance. There are many acceptable locations which identify the tolerances of the material, component, or system. We will explore the different locations where these tolerances can be found and how to use them to better understand the building and make better constructed buildings.

 Learning Objectives include (but will not be limited to!):

  1. Understand where to look to the accepted tolerances of materials, components, and building system with regard to the building envelope.
  2. Evaluate the different tolerances for building envelope.
  3. Learn to and calculate the overall tolerance.
  4. Utilize the information on construction and material, component, and system installation tolerance and understand where to utilize this information in the Construction Documents.

Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA CES LU|HSW

Registration: Required by Wednesday, March 1.  Limited seating available on a first come basis. If in person seating fills, webcast option will be offered to later registrants.  Complimentary to members and non-members.

In order to keep this event free to attend, lunch will not be provided.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own to have during this event. 

About the presenter:
Corey_Zussman.jpgCorey Zussman is a registered Architect in several states, practicing for more than 30 years. He specializes in building envelope, restoration, preservation, life safety, and interior finishes. Corey is currently the Director of Quality Assurance for Pepper Construction Company in Chicago, where he has promoted a formal quality program for more than seven years and works on 50-75 projects a year, conducting constructability reviews, pre-installation meetings, comprehensive envelope meetings, and construction observations, in addition to providing educational opportunities throughout the industry. Corey has produced more than 150 “lessons learned” papers about building envelope and life safety concerns to proactively address issues during design review, pre-construction, and construction. He maintains an extensive database of quality metrics gathered on more than 1,000 buildings and $3 billion worth of work and developed a quality app for mobile devices which houses the lessons learned papers and allows for easy access and construction verification in the field.

Masonry detail drawing courtesy of International Masonry Institute.

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