CMGT 4562

About This Course

Exploring the science behind the design of a weather-tight building envelope. Construction principles for foundations, exterior walls, windows, opening, roofs. Consequences of poor design/construction. Component review of building envelope (shell) elements. Testing/quality control strategies. Construction issues/envelope sequencing.


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Jack Rasmussen

MA, architecture, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; BS, architecture, University of Minnesota

Jack Rasmussen, NCARB, AIA, FMPC, is the building sciences manager at Kraus Anderson Construction for building enclosure and quality issues, including means and methods, constructability, building materials technology, workflow and sequencing, proper installation techniques, and testing and acceptance protocols. Projects range from multistory wood frame construction to cast-in-place high-rise buildings. With 20+ years in the AEC industry, Jack draws on a balanced perspective through roles such as architectural project manager, specification writer, construction administrator, building enclosure consultant, forensic investigator, owner’s representative, and general contractor. He is currently a registered architect in many states and holds the Fenestration Master Professional Certification.

  • CMGT 4562 − Building Envelope Design and Construction

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