Get to know the people behind the business with our 5 Questions With series.
Once a month we sit down with a member of the Tremco Construction Products Australia (CPG) team to share some of their wisdom and expertise with us. This month we talked to our National Specifications Manager, Peter Musso.
1. What is the most memorable experience you have had during your time with Tremco CPG or any of its brands?
It’s very hard to narrow this down, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have had some brilliant experiences during my time with Tremco CPG.
However, I would have to say within the context of my current role, leading our national specifications team, has been really memorable. It is extremely satisfying to see the progress that we as a collective team have made, and I feel privileged that we have been trusted to contribute to a variety of interesting and challenging projects throughout Australia.
2. What construction product technology most interests you and why?
Given how important it can be for the overall performance of a building, I would have to say waterproofing.
Beyond the product technology side of things, there is a real art to the proper design and installation of a waterproofing system, these systems can be immensely impressive when done well.
3. How long have you been involved in the construction or building products industry?
Over a decade. My background is in engineering, I studied at the University of Technology Sydney, and was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Engineering - Civil Engineering with First Class Honours. I have been involved in the construction industry ever since.
4. What’s your number one piece of advice for someone going through the specification process?
Work closely with your materials supplier. There are so many different product options out there, have collaborative discussions to make sure that the right products are being specified.
Once you’ve got your product selection sorted, focus on getting the basics right. For example, when specifying a waterproofing system, make sure water (both surface and sub-surface) can drain, and integrate redundancy to the overall design. If in doubt, consider engaging a specialist consultant.
5. What is the most important aspect of your role in Tremco CPG Australia and why?
Building and presenting our training modules and CPD presentations. We put in a lot of work to make sure that these sessions are educational for all involved. I am passionate about the sharing of knowledge and experience to help collectively improve our industry.