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Building Envelope Design and Construction

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CMGT 4562

Delivery Method
Fully online
Tuition | Fees

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.


Jack Rasmussen
Jack Rasmussen

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

Jack Rasmussen, NCARB, AIA, FMPC, is the director of the Building and Structure Sciences group at Braun Intertec, where he provides building envelope consulting on hundreds of buildings in the Twin Cities and beyond, and oversees Braun’s AAMA window testing accreditation. He works on a wide range of projects, from multistory wood frame construction to cast-in-place high-rise buildings. He began his career in 2000 as a traditional architect and is currently a registered architect in many states. Mr. Rasmussen holds a Fenestration Master Professional Certification.  

  • CMGT 4562 − Building Envelope Design and Construction