Eric A. Murrell, RA, CCS, BECxP, CxA+BE  is the Group Leader for SME’s Building Materials Group, which includes Building Enclosure Services and Structural Materials Services. He provides project team support and expertise for building condition surveys and evaluations of cladding, weather control, thermal control and vapor control issues in new and existing building enclosures. He is an expert in evaluation, consulting, and design services for exterior enclosure, weatherproofing, atypical flashing conditions, and multiple material interface detailing. Eric also performs building enclosure energy assessment and air infiltration failure analyses. He specializes in high-durability construction, including healthcare and higher education architecture, emphasizing exterior enclosure design and quality assurance, including document review.

With 32 years of experience, Eric is a licensed architect in Michigan. He holds a BS degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. Eric is a Certified Construction Specifier, and is certified in the Principles of Masonry.

Eric is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute and the former Planning Commissioner for the City of Berkley, Michigan. He is also the Director and founding Member of The Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit.

Eric’s outside interests include a unique affinity for antique toasters which has led him to a membership in the Toaster Collectors Association. He also enjoys the sport of curling and country-western dancing, mainly two-step waltz and swing. Eric is a supporter of the New Beginnings Animal Rescue in Royal Oak, Michigan.


Ironworks at Keystone: live, play and shop under one roof

Building Enclosure Commissioning helped identify high risk areas in this multi-use development. SME provided recommendations that improved the resiliency and durability of enclosure details.

Mendelson Kornblum opens sustainable medical office buildin

SME's Building Enclosure Commissioning improved constructability and durability of this purpose-built medical facility in Livonia, Michigan. Opening this sustainable outpatient center not only provides efficiencies and a better patient experience, it allows for expanded surgical program.