Manufacturing Member

  • Parex USA, Inc.
  • Sto Corp.
  • BASF Corporation – Wall Systems
  • Master Wall, Inc.
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.

Associate Member

  • Atlas EPS
  • Drew Foam Companies, Inc.
  • ADFORS Saint-Gobain
  • Poseidon Advanced Materials
  • RADCO
  • Wacker Chemical Corporation
  • Dow Construction Chemicals
  • Wind-lock Corporation
  • Plastic Components, Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems
  • Rodenhouse Inc.
  • National Gypsum Company

EIFS Education

 

EIMA: An Introduction to Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education systems. One-half (0.5) Continuing Education System (CES) Learning Units are earned for successful completion of this program. If you are an AIA member, this will be reported automatically to the CES. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request.

This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.

Attendees will learn:

  • A brief overview of the history of EIFS.
  • Background information on how EIFS became one of the most successfully tested exterior wall cladding systems in the construction industry. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NIST, and others)
  • The benefits associated with using EIFS.

The Introduction to Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) is a 25 minute webinar.

Please complete the following information to receive access to the webinar:



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EIFS "Doing It Right"

EIFS Doing It Right® is a national, standardized education and certificate program available from the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). It is a two-day course that focuses on generic EIFS installations according to industry standards. Instruction covers the essential knowledge and techniques for correct EIFS installations and proper inspections. The content is based on industry accepted standards and best practices and is updated as the industry changes. The focus and basis of the generic instruction are class PB systems; both barrier and drainage, with an overview of class PI systems, direct applied exterior finish systems (DEFS) and acrylic finish over portland cement plaster (stucco). The program is geared to EIFS applications for new commercial construction.

There are three certificate categories, each with pre-qualifications:

Course topics include:

  • Industry Standards and Specifications
  • Material Storage and Temporary Protection
  • Substrates and Efflorescence
  • EIFS with Drainage and Flashing
  • EPS Boards, Mesh, Basecoat and Finish Coat
  • Adhesive and Mechanical Attachment
  • Joints, Sealants and Repairs
  • Inspection: Philosophy, Scheduling & Methodology, Reports
  • Design Considerations

For more information on the EIFS Doing It Right® course, please click here: www.awci.org/education/doing-it-right


Manufacturing Member

  • Master Wall, Inc.
  • Parex USA, Inc.
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.
  • Sto Corp.
  • BASF Corporation – Wall Systems

Associate Member

  • Poseidon Advanced Materials
  • RADCO
  • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
  • Drew Foam Companies, Inc.
  • Wind-lock Corporation
  • Plastic Components, Inc.
  • Atlas EPS
  • Rodenhouse Inc.
  • Wacker Chemical Corporation
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems
  • ADFORS Saint-Gobain
  • Dow Construction Chemicals
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