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  • Sto Corp.
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.
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  • Master Wall, Inc.

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  • Wacker Chemical Corporation
  • Wind-lock Corporation
  • Plastic Components, Inc.
  • Rockwool
  • Dow Construction Chemicals
  • Atlas Molded Products
  • Drew Foam Companies, Inc.
  • RADCO
  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems
  • National Gypsum Company
  • ADFORS Saint-Gobain

2019 EIFS Hero Awards

 

Hero Awards

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) held its "EIFS Hero Project Awards" ceremony on March 3, 2020 during the EIMA Annual Meeting at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. EIMA would like to extend hearty congratulations to this year's EIFS Hero Project Award recipients. The EIMA Board of Directors extends a special thank you to all EIMA members that submitted projects for this worthwhile awards program that recognizes and honors outstanding projects in the EIFS industry.

Photos and project details of the award-winners are shown below. Additional information available on the 2019 Hero Awards:

2019 Hero of the Year

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut

Category: Hospitality/Healthcare
Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Ronnie DeMeo Construction
Distributors: Merrimack Building Supply, J.E. McLaughlin
Owner/Developer: Yale New Haven Hospital
General Contractor: Petra Construction
Architect: Svigals + Partners

The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is a temporary "home away from home" for families of children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities. The design-build team of this project wanted to break through barriers of traditional EIFS and create a state-of-the-art building. By using the design flexibility of EIFS in a variety of ways, this project has a fun and whimsical-like façade and its unique appearance is both uplifting and pleasing to the eye, important in keeping the spirits high of the visiting families.

Runner-Up - Hero of the Year

Bremerton Capital Group Office Building
Bremerton, Washington

Category: Other
Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Applied Restoration, Inc.
Distributor: Salmon Bay/Commencement Bay
Owner/Developer: Dremerton Capital Group
Architect: Rice Fergus Miller

Originally built in 1965 using concrete panels over clad with baseball size granite stones imbedded in cement, this project was in trouble. The stones were coming loose and falling off the façade, putting pedestrians below at risk. The Owner's choice was to over clad the building with metal panels, which proved to be too expensive. Instead using EIFS and a light gauge steel grid system, was the perfect solution. The renovation, a framing masterpiece, was completed without interruption of the occupied building. The use of colors makes the improved project stand out, and its new appearance is both bold and handsome. It was the most dramatic transformation ever completed in its firm’s history, according to the EIFS applicator.

2019 Hero Awards

Buena Vista Apartments
Yonkers, New York
Category: High-Rise/Residential

Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc
Contractor: Elite Wall Systems
Distributor: Century Building Materials
Owner/Developer: Buena Vista Associates
General Contractor: AMG Waterproofing, LLC
Architect: Lawless + Mangone

This project involved a retrofit of an 8-building complex originally faced with brick. In order to provide energy-efficiency, the owner decided to use EIFS. The new exterior now gives the complex a fun and fresh new look with a variety of colors. This project touts a contemporary, fashion-forward appearance, with eye-catching colors.

Station Park Phase 2
Farmington (Salt Lake City), Utah
Category: Mixed-use

Manufacturer: Master Wall, Inc.
Contractor: Houghton Plaster
Distributor: LKL Associates
Owner/Developer: CenterCal Properties
General Contractor: R&O Construction
Architect: Nichols-Naylor Architects

Station Park is a multi-use development offering over 100 retail and specialty shopping destinations with more than 20 restaurants and eateries, as well as commercial space. Phase II was highlighted by the construction of the Hyatt Place hotel and additional retail space. The project is a custom design featuring high-end architectural finishes and accents to create an upscale aesthetic. The EIFS finishes achieved an old-world plaster finish without the complexities of traditional plaster mixes and applications. The design flexibility offered by EIFS gave the owner an energy-efficient, beautiful building in a high-profile, growing area.

Fairfax City Net Zero House
Fairfax City, Virginia
Category: Residential

Manufacturer: Sto Corp.
Contractor: Robert A. Aird, Inc.
Distributor: Capitol Building Supply
Owners: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Connor
General Contractor: O'Neill Development
Architect: Peabody Architects

EIFS was an ideal choice for this residential project due to its adaptability to Passive House construction: providing an all-in-one approach to the building envelope, and single point responsibility for all air sealing, insulation and exterior finishes. The owner's desired massive look of the exterior walls, with crisp, deep recesses at windows was easily achieved with EIFS. Additionally, the design flexibility of EIFS, including color and texture choices, and the ability to create the deep horizontal bands and sharp, clean panel divisions, was advantageous. From a building code standpoint, EIFS was the cleanest approach, and from a cost perspective, choosing EIFS was a no-brainer. This unique and contemporary home demonstrates the power of designing with EIFS.

Awards of Merit

Cresent Shores
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Category: High-Rise

Manufacturer: BASF - Senergy
Contractor: CSP - Commercial Systems Plus
Distributor: Circle Supply
Owner/Developer: Cresent Shores Homeowners Association
General Contractor: Stone Restoration of America
Engineer: SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Crescent Shores Resort is comprised of two oceanfront, 18-story buildings in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The original deteriorating stucco clad buildings were in need of repair, and a complete over-clad using EIFS was the answer. Not only was there a significant cost-savings in re-cladding the structures with EIFS, but in addition, using EIFS provided increased energy-efficiency for condo owners, as well as a fresh, new look with a bold style.

LC Germantown
Nashville, Tennessee
Category: Mixed-Use

Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Miami Valley Exteriors
Distributor: Valley Interior Products
Owner/Developer: Lifestyle Communities
Architect: LRK

The bold vision of the owner/developer of this project made Nashville's oldest suburb new again. Now home to millennials and no longer an industrial haven, Germantown's emerging multi-family, mixed use heritage has been taken to a new level thanks to the rich architectural tapestry of the LC Germantown project. The EIFS manufacturer's unique ability to facilitate podium construction and provide needed design flexibility played an integral role in the success of the four building, 411 unit, 425,000 square foot mixed use multi-family development. The end result was an "industrial chic" project with great amenities and a complex, textured exterior to distinguish it in the marketplace. And by using EIFS, the owner got the desired exterior appearance and saved $4 million on the project cost.

Magic Village - Phase 2
Orlando, Florida
Category: Residential

Manufacturer: Master Wall, Inc.
Contractor: Continental Builders
Distributor: Rosen Materials
Owner/Developer: Magic Village, LLC
General Contractor: Doma Concepts
Architect: Pininfarina

Magic Village Phase II is an upscale multi-family project located outside of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The owner chose an EIFS façade for its luxurious appearance and also for its durability and ability to handle moisture issues in Florida's humid climate. The project's single-source EIF system includes a fluid-applied air and moisture barrier, drainage, continuous insulation, reinforcement, and a durable, fade-resistant finish.

Mary Our Queen Church
Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Category: Institutional

Manufacturer: BASF Wall Systems
Contractor: RJ Childers Contracting
Distributor: Meridian Brick
Owner/Developer: Archdiocese of Atlanta
General Contractor: Whiting Turner
Architect: Harrison Design

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church is an expansive and impressive testament to the marriage of old and new. The owner wanted to create the elegant look and feel reminiscent of other iconic, world-renowned structures of its type. EIFS became the ideal choice with its ability to provide a system with a limestone appearance. The high-performance system features continuous insulation and continuous air and water resistive barrier, while the finish is highly durable and weather-resistant, helping the church achieve the desired exterior aesthetic as well as reduced energy and maintenance costs.

River Park Apartments III
Louisville, Kentucky
Category: Residential

Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Anatole Exteriors
Distributor: Valley Interior Products
Owner/Developer: Poe Construction/ REI Real Estate Services
General Contractor: Whittenberg Construction
Architect: Donhoff Kargl Nall Architects

River Park Apartments is a multi-family development with 100+ units that utilizes some of the newest and most efficient materials in the EIFS industry, while preserving the appearance of traditional masonry elements. Handsome in its own right, the project also utilized finishes with mica chips and multi-colored quartz, imitating the look and feel of real granite. At 1/35th the weight of real granite, the EIFS finish provided significant savings in the total construction cost, including materials shipping.

Manufacturing Member

  • Parex USA, Inc.
  • Master Wall, Inc.
  • Sto Corp.
  • Master Builders Solutions, a brand of MBCC Group
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.

Associate Member

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