April 2023: Emerging Design and Construction Considerations


Register for April 2023 – Emerging Design and Construction Considerations

Registration closes Monday, April 11th at 11:59 pm.

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Join us Tuesday, April 11th for our Annual Members Meeting and a Presentation on Emerging Design and Construction Considerations.


Join us at:

Meeting location: McGough – 2737 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113

This course will be presented by Corey Zussman


1.0 hours-AIA HSW (course ID Pepper-041)


Course Description:

Building envelope components, common building element specifications, and building life safety are essential to the long-term success of any project. It takes an understanding by all parties of the intent to make the building perform properly. Knowing what to include in the Construction Documents and paying attention to the little details, joints, and penetrations must be constantly reviewed and confirmed. Proper coordination of materials will make the quest to create the best possible building a reality. Construction lessons learned are discussed and dissected to improve future detailing and specifications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review common building elements, life safety components, and construction concerns witnessed in the field when not specified correctly.
  • Understand tolerances regarding the construction process and methods to address the concern.
  • Coordinate between the specifications and drawings to understand how different building components currently do not address the specification gaps for a tighter building.
  • Assess and apply what is discussed to your construction documents for more confident design and detailing.

Our Presenter:


Corey Zussman

Pepper Construction

Biography Box



Level II Thermographer


Director of Quality, Illinois and Wisconsin

Pepper Construction Company


As a forensic architect registered in several states, Corey Zussman has practiced in the construction industry for more than 30 years. He specializes in 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 www.pepperquality.com homepage to access all of Corey’s lessons learned papers and a list of over 40 AIA CES Presentations.



This presentation will be an In-Person Event along with a Virtual Meeting for those who cannot attend in person. Virtual Meeting details will be sent out with meeting registration via separate email from Zoom.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM


11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Check-in

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Presentation

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM – Wrap Up and Networking

In-Person and Virtual/Online Meeting


In-Person Members – $10

In-Person Non-Members – $25   

Virtual Only Participant Member – FREE

Virtual Only Participant Non-Member – $20

Additional information


BEC-Member, Non-Member, Virtual Only Participant, Virtual Only Non-Member