EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA)

EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) Founded in 1981, the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) is a national non-profit technical trade association representing the exterior insulation and finish systems industry.
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Founded in 1981, the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) is a national non-profit technical trade association comprised of leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and applicators involved in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) industry. EIMA is headquartered in Falls Church, Va., and promotes the advancement and growth of the EIFS industry.

***EIFS has a global warming impact that's 3 times smaller than stucco. ***Did you know there is currently a proposal in...
06/08/2021

***EIFS has a global warming impact that's 3 times smaller than stucco. ***

Did you know there is currently a proposal in #NYC that could act as a ban on EIFS? With ambitious climate goals throughout the City, this would result in high performance building systems being restricted from use.

#EIFS #NYC #NYCBuildings #Carbonreductions

***EIFS has a global warming impact that's 3 times smaller than stucco. ***

Did you know there is currently a proposal in #NYC that could act as a ban on EIFS? With ambitious climate goals throughout the City, this would result in high performance building systems being restricted from use.

#EIFS #NYC #NYCBuildings #Carbonreductions

EIFS provides solutions to project challenges, the Ocean Enclave in Myrtle Beach, SC is a great example of the system in...
06/04/2021

EIFS provides solutions to project challenges, the Ocean Enclave in Myrtle Beach, SC is a great example of the system in action. This hotel had to meet several design and aesthetic requirements and the EIF system was able to pass the test.

Great work by Master Builders Solutions
#EIFS

EIFS provides solutions to project challenges, the Ocean Enclave in Myrtle Beach, SC is a great example of the system in action. This hotel had to meet several design and aesthetic requirements and the EIF system was able to pass the test.

Great work by Master Builders Solutions
#EIFS

A job in the EIFS industry or another trade can result in both legacy projects, competitive salaries, and long-lasting c...
06/03/2021

A job in the EIFS industry or another trade can result in both legacy projects, competitive salaries, and long-lasting careers.

A job in the EIFS industry or another trade can result in both legacy projects, competitive salaries, and long-lasting careers.

A renovation project that's going to help NYC meet their climate goals can be found at the Imperial in Queens. EIFS was ...
06/02/2021

A renovation project that's going to help NYC meet their climate goals can be found at the Imperial in Queens. EIFS was chosen to re-clad the existing masonry, which suffered from ongoing maintenance issues.

Did you know, the NYC Department of Buildings currently has a proposal that would act as a de facto ban on EIFS and others? Language pertaining to fire blocking could result in several high performance building materials to become unworkable. If you're doing work in NYC and want that to continue, reach out to EIMA today!

A renovation project that's going to help NYC meet their climate goals can be found at the Imperial in Queens. EIFS was chosen to re-clad the existing masonry, which suffered from ongoing maintenance issues.

Did you know, the NYC Department of Buildings currently has a proposal that would act as a de facto ban on EIFS and others? Language pertaining to fire blocking could result in several high performance building materials to become unworkable. If you're doing work in NYC and want that to continue, reach out to EIMA today!

On May 28, 1981 leaders from the EIFS industry joined in Washington, DC to discuss the importance of creating a standalo...
05/28/2021

On May 28, 1981 leaders from the EIFS industry joined in Washington, DC to discuss the importance of creating a standalone association to represent the industry. 40 years later, we celebrate the accomplishments of all those who have had a hand in advancing EIFS and EIMA around the United States.

#EIMA40 #EIFS

On May 28, 1981 leaders from the EIFS industry joined in Washington, DC to discuss the importance of creating a standalone association to represent the industry. 40 years later, we celebrate the accomplishments of all those who have had a hand in advancing EIFS and EIMA around the United States.

#EIMA40 #EIFS

During last week's 2020 EIFS Hero Awards it was announced that these three projects were awarded Hero Awards. Each proje...
05/24/2021

During last week's 2020 EIFS Hero Awards it was announced that these three projects were awarded Hero Awards. Each project exemplifies why EIFS is a popular building system.

#EIFS

The EIFS Hero Awards Ceremony has named a winner! Watch the ceremony and see many great projects submitted during the la...
05/20/2021
2020 EIFS Hero Awards Ceremony

The EIFS Hero Awards Ceremony has named a winner! Watch the ceremony and see many great projects submitted during the last year.

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 EIFS Project Hero Awards. The Hero Awards Program recognizes and ho...

The winner of the EIFS Hero of the Year is the Long Beach Memorial Pediatric Medical Office Building in Long Beach, CA. ...
05/19/2021

The winner of the EIFS Hero of the Year is the Long Beach Memorial Pediatric Medical Office Building in Long Beach, CA.

Congratulations to Sto Corp. Nevell Group, Inc. and the entire project team.

The winner of the EIFS Hero of the Year is the Long Beach Memorial Pediatric Medical Office Building in Long Beach, CA.

Congratulations to Sto Corp. Nevell Group, Inc. and the entire project team.

Did your project win? Which project will be the Hero of the Year? The only way to find out is to register for the Virtua...
05/18/2021
EIMA Events | EIMA

Did your project win? Which project will be the Hero of the Year? The only way to find out is to register for the Virtual EIFS Hero Awards Ceremony.

Details:
Virtual EIFS Hero Awards Ceremony
May 19, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

As a continuous insulation system, EIFS has the unique ability to provide a level of thermal efficiency that no other cl...
05/14/2021
Setting Straight a Cladding Conundrum Part Two: EIFS vs. Brick – EIMA

As a continuous insulation system, EIFS has the unique ability to provide a level of thermal efficiency that no other cladding system can duplicate.

Setting Straight a Cladding Conundrum Part Two: EIFS vs. Brick August 25, 2016 0 comments When it comes to EIFS, energy efficiency is king. As a continuous insulation system, EIFS has the unique ability to provide a level of thermal efficiency that no other cladding system can duplicate. With fewer....

Take a listen to the latest from Walls & Ceilings Magazine. This time it's with President of the EIMA Board of Directors...
05/07/2021
VIDEO: Industry Influencer Steve Smithwick on Business Culture, Chicken Farming and Master Wall’s Evolution

Take a listen to the latest from Walls & Ceilings Magazine. This time it's with President of the EIMA Board of Directors.

Master-wallinc

For someone like Steve Smithwick, Founder and President of Master Wall Inc., who has been in the construction industry since the ‘80s, he has seen the construction industry adapt right before his very eyes. When he started, there was a push to be energy efficient and the majority of the projects w...

Happy National Skilled Trades Day!
05/05/2021
Showcasing Pride in the Trades to a New Generation of Workers

Happy National Skilled Trades Day!

Where does one start? How about right around 7,500 B.C. when individuals in Jordan began using a form of plaster on interior walls? The Egyptians followed with the pyramids, then the Greeks, the Romans, and the many ensuing advancements that have brought us here today.For some, the period a decade a...

As energy conservation awareness continues to increase, there will also be a continued desire to build walls with high p...
04/27/2021

As energy conservation awareness continues to increase, there will also be a continued desire to build walls with high performance insulation systems. This is desirable, and performance should not be sacrificed for fire safety concerns. All assembles must be tested in accordance with current fire testing requirements. When it comes to performance, EIFS is hard to beat. It is a high-performance assembly that features outstanding insulation performance with endless aesthetic options. It has also been successfully tested concerning fire and environmental performance.

As energy conservation awareness continues to increase, there will also be a continued desire to build walls with high performance insulation systems. This is desirable, and performance should not be sacrificed for fire safety concerns. All assembles must be tested in accordance with current fire testing requirements. When it comes to performance, EIFS is hard to beat. It is a high-performance assembly that features outstanding insulation performance with endless aesthetic options. It has also been successfully tested concerning fire and environmental performance.

EIFS provides the exact results and benefits we're asking our systems to achieve. #EarthDay2021
04/22/2021
The Climate of Change

EIFS provides the exact results and benefits we're asking our systems to achieve.

#EarthDay2021

“The polar ice caps are melting.” “Use energy efficient lightbulbs.”

Whether it’s to improve a building’s appearance or to meet energy codes, EIFS provides several benefits. If ever there w...
04/22/2021
This Earth Day: 6 Reasons to Choose EIFS – EIMA

Whether it’s to improve a building’s appearance or to meet energy codes, EIFS provides several benefits. If ever there was a time to choose EIFS, it’s right now.

#carbonfootprint #carbonemissions #earthday2021 #climatechange

#EarthDay2021 #carbonemissions
#greenbuilding

This Earth Day: 6 Reasons to Choose EIFS April 21, 2017 0 comments Whether it’s to improve a building’s appearance or to meet new energy codes, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) provides several benefits. If ever there was a time to choose EIFS, it’s right now. Over the past couple...

Whether it’s to improve a building’s appearance or to meet energy codes, EIFS provides several benefits. If ever there w...
04/22/2021
This Earth Day: 6 Reasons to Choose EIFS – EIMA

Whether it’s to improve a building’s appearance or to meet energy codes, EIFS provides several benefits. If ever there was a time to choose EIFS, it’s right now.

#carbonfootprint #carbonemissions #earthday2021 #climatechange

#EarthDay2021 #carbonemissions
#greenbuilding

This Earth Day: 6 Reasons to Choose EIFS April 21, 2017 0 comments Whether it’s to improve a building’s appearance or to meet new energy codes, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) provides several benefits. If ever there was a time to choose EIFS, it’s right now. Over the past couple...

Did you know Earth Day is Thursday? As the construction industry continues to look at green building technologies, we're...
04/20/2021
Energy-efficient building with EIFS - Construction Specifier

Did you know Earth Day is Thursday? As the construction industry continues to look at green building technologies, we're here to remind you there are high performing existing systems that provide the results in high demand. EIFS provides superior energy benefits, while also reducing carbon emissions.

#EarthDay2021 #EIFS #construction #Plasterers #Greenbuilding #carbonemissions

Exterior insulation and finish systems provide a number of features and benefits when compared to other claddings. Offering an air barrier, continuous insulation, and a decorative finish in one seamless assembly, EIFS is both versatile and lightweight.

Energy efficient, durable, sustainable, fire safe, and the complete package when it comes to building performance.
04/19/2021

Energy efficient, durable, sustainable, fire safe, and the complete package when it comes to building performance.

Energy efficient, durable, sustainable, fire safe, and the complete package when it comes to building performance.

With an estimated 41% of the current workforce retiring by 2031, new workers are needed. A bright spot is that 74% of Ge...
04/05/2021

With an estimated 41% of the current workforce retiring by 2031, new workers are needed. A bright spot is that 74% of Gen Z believes in skills based educational opportunities. We all need to recognize this as an issue and realize it will take all of us to solve.

#plasterers #GenerationT #generationz #womeninconstruction

With an estimated 41% of the current workforce retiring by 2031, new workers are needed. A bright spot is that 74% of Gen Z believes in skills based educational opportunities. We all need to recognize this as an issue and realize it will take all of us to solve.

#plasterers #GenerationT #generationz #womeninconstruction

Listen to our Director of Public Affairs speak with Walls & Ceilings Magazine about EIMA, Generation Z, the labor shorta...
03/29/2021

Listen to our Director of Public Affairs speak with Walls & Ceilings Magazine about EIMA, Generation Z, the labor shortage, and many more topics in the industry.

#trades #generationz #womeninconstructionweek #construction

Have you heard about Walls & Ceilings' podcast? We're talking with industry influencers making an impact. And "If Walls Could Talk," they'd tell you that on our episode with Scott Robinson, we talk EIMA, labor shortage, Generation Z and more. Listen here: https://www.wconline.com/media/podcasts/2671-walls-ceilings-if-walls-could-talk/play/59-episode-1-eima-talks-with-scott-robinson

When we're looking to solve the issues of today, we need proven building systems to show us the way.
03/22/2021
EIFS: When the Goal is Resiliency

When we're looking to solve the issues of today, we need proven building systems to show us the way.

While most people in the architecture and design community appreciate that EIFS delivers superior energy efficiency and exceptional design versatility, not everyone is convinced that EIFS can be counted on for durability in the face of extreme weather. Testing has confirmed that EIFS can provide exc...

In celebration of WIC Week, the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) is proud to recognize women in leadership posit...
03/12/2021
Women in Construction Week: Meet Laurie Joseph – EIMA

In celebration of WIC Week, the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) is proud to recognize women in leadership positions in the EIFS industry. Each day this week, EIMA highlighted a female leader from within the membership. Today, we want to introduce you to our very own Director of Communications, Laurie Joseph.

Women in Construction Week: Meet Laurie Joseph March 12, 2021 0 comments In celebration of WIC Week, the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) is proud to recognize women in leadership positions in the EIFS industry. Each day this week, EIMA highlighted a female leader from within the membership....

Beginning on Monday, EIMA has been highlighting the importance of women in the construction industry and more specifical...
03/11/2021
Women in Construction Week: Meet Barbara Catlow – EIMA

Beginning on Monday, EIMA has been highlighting the importance of women in the construction industry and more specifically the EIFS industry. Today, we're happy to introduce you to Barbara Catlow.

"What advice would you offer a woman considering a career in the construction industry?
Dive in! Be confident in your area of expertise, enjoy what you do and lead the next generation of young women into the construction industry."

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Women in Construction Week: Meet Barbara Catlow March 11, 2021 0 comments Beginning on Monday, EIMA has been highlighting the importance of women in the construction industry and more specifically the EIFS industry. Today, we’re happy to introduce you to Barbara Catlow. Barbara Catlow Channel Mana...

Women in Construction Week: Meet Michelle LeaderHer advice is perfect, "Be energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to learn...
03/10/2021
Women in Construction Week: Meet Michelle Leader – EIMA

Women in Construction Week: Meet Michelle Leader

Her advice is perfect, "Be energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to learn, and you will go far."

Sto Corp. #womeninconstructionweek#WIC2021

Women in Construction Week: Meet Michelle Leader March 10, 2021 0 comments Continuing with our Women in Construction Week series, EIMA would like to introduce you to Michelle Leader: Director, Marketing Communications Sto Corp Member, EIMA Communications and Education Committee Former Chair, EIMA Me...

Women in Construction Week continues with an introduction of Sarah Aird-Nichols. She was also the 2019 EIMA Member of th...
03/09/2021
Women in Construction Week: Meet Sarah Aird-Nichols – EIMA

Women in Construction Week continues with an introduction of Sarah Aird-Nichols. She was also the 2019 EIMA Member of the Year.

She's continuing work to help contractors on several issues at EIMA.

NAWIC National - U.S.A.

Women in Construction Week: Meet Sarah Aird-Nichols March 9, 2021 0 comments Continuing on with our Women in Construction Week series, EIMA would like to introduce you to Sarah Aird-Nichols. Sarah Aird-Nichols being presented with the 2019 Member of the Year Award Sarah Aird-Nichols, CEP Director of...

Women in Construction Week: Meet Lauren Eubank.Lauren is the Marketing Communications Manager at Gypsum Management & Sup...
03/08/2021
Women in Construction Week: Meet Lauren Eubank – EIMA

Women in Construction Week: Meet Lauren Eubank.

Lauren is the Marketing Communications Manager at Gypsum Management & Supply and the Chair of the EIMA Membership Committee.

Her advice for women considering a career in the construction industry...
"Three words: go for it."

#WIC2021

Women in Construction Week: Meet Lauren Eubank March 8, 2021 0 comments The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) presents Women in Construction (WIC) Week, March 7-13, 2021. WIC Week highlights women as a viable component of the construction industry. It also emphasizes their growin...

Did you know it's Women in Construction Week? NAWIC National - U.S.A. hosts the event during the 2nd week of March to hi...
03/08/2021
Construction Impacts Lives

Did you know it's Women in Construction Week? NAWIC National - U.S.A. hosts the event during the 2nd week of March to highlight the importance of women in the industry.

This week, we'll be sharing stories from some of the leaders of the EIFS industry to highlight the importance of women throughout our membership.

One year ago, during the 2020 EIMA Annual Meeting, Build Your Future unveiled a video that shows the impact women can have to young girls dreaming about their futures.

#WIC2021 #womeninconstructionweek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqenHaxnEM4

Construction is all around us. From the roads we drive on to the electricity that powers our world, construction impacts lives. Discover the passion and pote...

NEW: January/February EIFS Briefs-EIMA Initiates Effort to Blunt New York City Proposal-EIMA University: A Gold Star Pro...
02/26/2021
January/February | EIMA

NEW: January/February EIFS Briefs
-EIMA Initiates Effort to Blunt New York City Proposal
-EIMA University: A Gold Star Program Set to Launch This Fall
-EIMA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Here are a few of the articles featured in EIMA's January/February issue of our EIFS Briefs Newsletter:-EIMA Initiates Effort to Blunt New York City Proposal -EIMA University: A Gold Star Program Set to Launch This Fall -EIMA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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According to the definitions of the International Building Code and ASTM International, an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) is a nonload bearing, exterior wall cladding system that consists of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and a textured protective finish coat.

EIFS were first introduced in the United States in the late 1960's, and were first used on commercial buildings, and later on homes. EIFS typically consist of the following components:
-A water-resistive barrier (WRB) that covers the substrate
-A drainage plane between the WRB and the insulation board
that is most commonly achieved with vertical ribbons of
adhesive applied over the WRB
-Insulation board typically made of expanded polystyrene (EPS)
which is secured with an adhesive or mechanically to the
substrate
-Glass-fiber reinforcing mesh embedded in the base coat
-A water-resistant base coat that is applied on top of the
insulation to serve as a weather barrier
-A finish coat that typically uses colorfast and crack-resistant
acrylic co-polymer technology.

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Home insurers that accept homes with EIFS?
I need 6 EIFS men on 2 different Target stores in Wisconsin starting the first Sunday in July. 50 hours and can.move you around the state from 1 job to the next. Motel provided
Do You have a EIFS member in South Carolina you can recommend? Spartanburg/ Greenville area. Thanks