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LUNCH4 - Durex EIFS: Review of Code Compliance

23 May 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00PM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

Present EIFS represents an integrated cladding system designed to meet the applicable objectives and functional statements of federal and provincial codes with respect to the cladding element of the environmental separation.  Sustainability and climate change policies are helping the continuous development of this cladding market. The design of EIFS has been accompanied by well defined building science principles as well as the development of performance levels having clear objective and functional statements in the applicable codes. 

This presentation will discuss the multiple defence elements incorporated in the design of EIFS, their functions, performance levels and potential impact on other performance aspects.  The presentation will address the characteristics of the substrates, the weather resistive barriers and their potential performance roles as air/vapour barriers, the lamina and its minimum requirements, and the fire performance of these systems.