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Wood-Framed Buildings Webinar: Design and Construction Challenges You Need to Know

Wood frame structures are one of the most common systems to frame multi-family structures, but it often is unclear how to go about meeting the codes and standards for special inspections, firestopping and sound building envelopes. If not followed, many of the problems these structures face after construction are costly—and preventable if you know what to look for during the design and construction phases.

Take a look behind the scenes at the issues special inspectors and building envelope experts can spot in wood frame structures on our recorded webinar with our Building and Structure Science experts, Jason Hanlon, PE, MSLE and Jack Rasmussen, NCARB, AIA, FMPC. Jason and Jack share best practices to help prevent some of the costly mistakes they have encountered in the field with wood frame structures.

Learn more about:

  • Common challenges we see in the field with wood frame structures and why they matter
  • Improving your project specifications to expedite the special inspections process
  • Preventable construction defects like water intrusion and building envelope challenges
  • Firestopping measures to keep in mind during the design, construction, and special inspections phase of your project

Can’t attend live? You should still register! We will be sending out slides and the recording of the webinar to all registrants. Anyone is welcome to attend, please share among your peers. Attendees will receive CEUs for their participation.

Meet the Speakers

Jason S. Hanlon, PE, MLSE Principal Engineer (Structural)

Jason S. Hanlon, PE, MLSE
Principal Engineer

Jason Hanlon is a Principal Engineer in our Minneapolis, Minnesota office. He brings more than 20 years of structural engineering experience in everything from the design of single-family structures to full structural design and detailing of multi-story steel-framed office buildings. Jason has experience with the design and investigation of all types of building materials that include wood, steel, masonry, concrete, aluminum, light gauge steel studs, and multi-wythe brick. His experience also includes review and design on non-building structural components including below-the-hook lifting devices, fire suppression steel cabinets, and transmission and monopole towers. Jason is an Instructor of the Materials and Structures II course at the University of Minnesota.

Jack R. Rasmussen, NCARB, AIA, FMPC Director, Principal Architect

Jack R. Rasmussen, NCARB, AIA, FMPC
Director, Principal Architect

Jack Rasmussen is a Principal Architect based in our Minneapolis, Minnesota office. Jack brings 20 years of experience in the AEC industry and specializes in consulting on building enclosure and fenestration systems of new construction, forensic investigation, and repair work of existing building failures, WUFI and thermal modeling, and expert witness services. He holds the Fenestration Master Professional Certification and manages our window testing services as a AAMA-Accredited Field Test Agency. He also provides professional oversight to our Firestopping Services team which includes consulting and inspections on firestopping, fire-restive joints, NFPA 285 compliance of exterior walls, and barrier management. Jack is also the Instructor of the Building Enclosure Design and Construction Course at the University of Minnesota.