David A. Johnston is announced as executive director of EIMA. Taking office on July 1, 2009, he will be responsible for direction all association activities, including coordinating committees and the newly formed Sustainability Advocacy Committee, among other responsibilities.
The results of a Phase II U.S Depart of Energy study on EIFS (synthetic stucco) have been provided, and confirm what building professionals have known for years: EIFS insulates walls and manages moisture better than alternative building products including hardiboard, brick and (traditional) stucco. The study was done over the course of 3 years in [...]
The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry will be presenting its 2-day seminar entitled “EIFS-Doing It Right” starting December 8, 2008 in Chicago. The instructor led seminar will also be presented in Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Washington D.C. early next year. This education and certification program is taught based on industry-recognized documents and [...]
Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) have been approved for inclusion in the 2009 International Building Code and International Residential Code (IBC/IRC). This news, announced during the recent International Code Council Annual Meeting and Final Action Hearings, follows results of a recent exterior cladding study by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Read [...]