eifs briefs - EIFS Industry Members Association

eifs briefs - EIFS Industry Members Association
E I F S I n d u s tr y M em b er s A s so cia t ion
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Ju l y /A ug us t 20 1 4
EIFS B RIEF S
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
EIMA Presents to RCI
2
House Takes Up Energy Bill
2
EIMA Objects to H.R. 1563
2
EIMA Calls on GSA
3
Advocacy Committee Meets
3
DC Considers Ban on EPS
3
EIMA to Meet with FM Global
4
EIMA Attends FWCCA
4
Beyond Green Building Awards
4
ASTM EIFS Symposium
5
New Contractor Members
6
W ILLIA M K ASIK
E LEC TED EIMA
P RES IDENT BY
EIMA B OAR D
William ‘Bill’ Kasik of BASF
Corporation - Wall Systems
has been elected by the EIMA
Board of Directors as EIMA
President for the 2014/2016
term. Mr. Kasik is a longtime
EIMA member and previously
served as President during
the 2006/2008 term. He
replaces Peter Balint, the
Chief Executive Officer of
Dryvit Systems, Inc., who was
EIMA President for the
2012/2014 term.
Rob Bottema of Sto Corp. was
re-elected to the Board and is
now in the office of Vice President and Treasurer, rotating
from the office of Secretary, a
position that he held during
the 2012/2014 term. Buck
Buchanan of ParexUSA was
also re-elected to the Board
and is now in the office of
Secretary. Newly elected to
the Board is Mike Murphy of
Dryvit Systems, Inc., who
holds the office of Manufacturing Director. Mr. Murphy is
President of Dryvit. William
Wagner of Dow Construction
Chemicals was re-elected to
the position of Associate
Member Director. Wes Hotchkiss of L&W Supply was reelected and will now be in the
office of Distributor Director
(Voting). Dave Neff of Manning Materials was re-elected
to the Board as well, and he is
holding the office of Distributor Director (non Voting).
The EIMA Bylaws provide that
the role of the EIMA Board is
to be the governing body for
EIMA, having oversight of the
direction of EIMA, including
the review and determination
of its policies.
R E G I S T E R N OW F O R T H E
AST M S Y M P O S I U M O N EI FS
Registration is now open for
the ASTM Symposium on EIFS
titled: EIFS: Performance,
Progress and Innovation. The
symposium is being held is
being on October 5 and 6
held at the Sheraton New
Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 15 papers will be
presented on topics as diverse as keys to durable EIFS
clad exterior wall assemblies
and the energy and moisture
affect on EIFS clad walls. For
more information, go to
www.astm.org or
www.eima.com. Hurry!
Space is limited.
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EI M A T E L L S RCI R E G I O N 2
A B O U T EI FS B A S I C S F O R S U C C E S S
EIMA representatives Bill
Egan of BASF and Dave Johnston of the EIMA staff made a
presentation to Region 2 of
RCI. The presentation focused on EIFS basics including variations of durability
and on key points of EIFS
application and specification. This was the second
time that EIMA presented to
an RCI regional group. Approximately 50 persons were
in the class, which was held
in Jacksonville, Florida.
RCI (formerly the Roof Consultants Institute) is an
association of professional
consultants, architects, and
engineers who specialize in
the specification and design
of roofing, waterproofing, and
exterior wall systems. RCI
currently has 2,800 individual
members throughout the United States and Canada. RCI
regularly hosts regional educational programs designed to
explain the practical application of roofing technology,
waterproofing methods and
sound building envelope
theory.
H O U S E T O TA K E U P E N E RG Y
BILL IN SEPTEMBER
This past May, the Senate
couldn’t garner enough votes
to finally pass the energy legislation commonly referred to
as Shaheen-Portman. Among
other things, the legislation
promised to strengthen our
energy efficiency while creating numerous jobs in the process. The Senate Republicans
had attempted to tie the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill to this piece of legislation, while Senate Democrats
vowed it would only call a vote
on pipeline bill if and when
Shaheen-Portman was
passed. This September, the
United States House of Representatives will take up an
energy bill package that includes the previously approved Keystone XL pipeline
bill, in an effort to push the
Senate toward similar actions.
EIMA will continue to track
these pieces of energy legislation and update its membership accordingly.
EIMA J O I N S O T H E R S I N
O B J E C T I N G T O H.R. 1563
On May 30th, EIMA, the Stucco Manufacturers Association, and the Vinyl Siding
Institute joined together in
objecting to H.R. 1563: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2013. A letter
sent to members of the
House of Representatives on
behalf of these organizations
read, “As organizations which
represent construction prod-
uct manufacturers that compete with those produced by
the masonry industry, we oppose this bill which will, if enacted, provide the masonry
industry with a huge federallysponsored advantage over the
research activities of our industries, thus providing the
masonry industry with a competitive advantage over the
products and systems of our
industries.” The “check-off” bill
intends to remedy the lack of
industry participation by assessing all firms in the masonry industry for research.
The legislation is still being
considered in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee. When updates become
available EIMA will publicize
them to its membership.
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EIMA C A L LS O N GSA
AND S TATE D E PA RTM EN T
EIMA staff has met several
times with representatives of
the Public Buildings Service of
the U.S. General Services
Administration and with two
offices of the U.S. Department
of State. The purpose of
these meetings was to show
federal procurement officials,
first-hand, the advantages of
EIFS over other opaque exterior wall claddings. Another
purpose of the meetings was
to ascertain if there were any
biases against the use of EIFS
by federal awarding agencies. Currently, EIFS only
comprise 2 percent of the
federal exterior wall cladding
market.
The meeting with Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy focused on the durability of EIFS
and its impact resistance. The second meeting, with the specification
branch of the State Department’s Overseas Building
Operations Office, focused on
the department’s construction
program and setback requirements for all of the State Department’s buildings, no matter what exterior wall cladding
is used.
An outcome of the meetings
showed the importance of the
design professional in specify
Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary
of State for Management
ing all systems, including
exterior wall claddings.
A DVO C AC Y A N D I N D U S T RY
R E L AT I O N S C O M M I T T E E
DISCUSSES NEXT STEPS
On August 7, the Advocacy
and Industry Relations Committee got together for a conference call to discuss some
ongoing cases that EIMA is
involved in. In addition to
local ordinances in Chicago,
IL and Baltimore, MD, the
committee discussed new
and ongoing efforts with insurance companies that still
have policies with an EIFS
exclusion present. EIMA has
scheduled a meeting for early
next month to meet with FM
Global again on this topic, in
hopes that the harmful publications they currently have
will be modified or removed
from circulation. Among the
policies that EIMA has been
following are those of several
relocation firms, and their
desire to not accept EIFS
houses from being included
as viable options for their
clients. The committee has
taken up this issue in the past
and was again briefed on
inroads EIMA has made on
the topic. Several more updates on the next steps from
this meeting will be available
in the coming months.
W A S H I N G T O N D. C.
C O N S I D E R S B A N O N E PS
EIMA recently learned that
Washington, DC was considering a ban on EPS. After reaching out to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), EIMA
learned that the current pro-
posal only applies to consumer-type EPS products and
does not apply to foam insulations used in buildings. At this
time EIMA will not object to
the ban. If the proposal is
modified to also ban foam
insulations used in buildings
EIMA will change its current
position.
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EIMA T O M E E T
FM G L O BA L
EIMA representatives will
meet with FM Global reps on
September 10th in the Norwood, Massachusetts offices
of FM. The last meeting of the
two organizations was on
March 20, 2012 at which
time EIMA presented to FM
22 comments on how the FM
bulletin titled “Understanding
the Hazards: EIFS” could be
revised and improved. The
upcoming meeting, like the
WITH
last one, will primarily focus
on improving the availability
of insurance coverage for
EIFS application.
Other topics that will be addressed include: 1) the status
of NFPA study on exterior fires
worldwide and how FM will
react to it; 2) FM’s View on
Resiliency initiatives at the
IgCC and at ICC in general 3)
allowing EIMA manufacturing
members to test in accordance with FM 4881, 4) the
upcoming hearings on the
proposed code changes to the
International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and 5)
EIMA’s view on the ASHRAE
Envelope Verification and
Inspection proposal, which
will require inspection of continuous and cavity insulation
in new construction.
EIMA A T TE N D S FWCCA
EIMA representatives attended the Florida Wall and Ceiling Contractor’s Association
(FWCCA) Annual Convention
that was held in Orlando,
Florida from July 24-27. In
addition to EIMA staff, several
EIMA members also attended
the conference and exhibited
at the trade show.
Shows such as FWCCA’s Annual Convention are important for EIMA as nonmem-
bers in attendance might be
considering joining EIMA in
the near future. EIMA staff
networked with a variety of
firms in the EIFS industry
while walking through the
trade show, which was very
well attended.
As EIMA continues to see
solid growth in the contractor
ranks, it will continue efforts
to assist this significant
group with challenges they
may face.
Additionally, events such as
this give EIMA representatives
a chance to discuss ongoing
industry issues with the members of other associations.
2014 B E YO N D G R E E N H I G H
PERFORMANCE BUILDING AND
C O M M U N I T Y A WA R D S N OW O P E N
EIMA just received notice that
the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
(SBIC), along with its many
sponsors has announced its
accepting nominations for
their Beyond Green HighPerformance Building and
Community Awards. Nominations are due no later than
5:00 p.m. on Friday, October
31, 2014 and winners will be
announced at the Beyond
Green Awards Luncheon during Building Innovation 2015,
held January 6-9. Nominations for projects that demonstrate initiatives that show off
the high-performance building
arena as well as projects with
these practices should be
nominated.
Nominations can be made to
www.nibs.org/SBIC in the
categories of highperformance buildings, highperformance attributes and
systems, high-performance
initiatives, innovations for
high-performance buildings
and communities, and the
Greg Franta Memorial Award.
Remember all nominations
must be made by 5:00 p.m.
EST on October 31, 2014.
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E I F S I n d us t r y M e m b e rs
A ss o c i a ti o n, I n c.
513 West Broad Street
Suite 210
Falls Church, Virginia 22046-3257
Toll Free: 800-294-3462
Fax: 703-538-1736
E-mail: [email protected]
www.eima.com
EIMA W E L CO M ES N E W
C ON T R AC TO R M E M B ERS
EIMA extends a most cordial welcome to its new members. We thank you for your
support of the EIFS Industry.
Alabama
Specon Systems
Jeff Cole
Huntsville, AL
(256) 852-7930
Arizona
Mirage Plastering, Inc.
Jim Weaver
Tucson, AZ
(520) 622-9299
www.mirageplastering.com
Georgia
Marek Interior Systems, Inc.
Mike Feather
Marietta, GA
(770) 973-2218
www.marekbros.com
Iowa
Heartland Finishes, Inc.
Scott Turczynski
Des Moines, IA
(515) 244-8900
www.heartlandfinishes.com
Illinois
Builders Sales & Service
Scott Fournier
Moline, IL
(309) 764-7445
Thorne Associates, Inc.
Dan Degnan
Chicago, IL
(312) 738-5237
www.thorneassociates.com
Maryland
John H. Hampshire, Inc.
Steve Crist
Baltimore, MD
(410) 366-8900
www.jhhampshire.com
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Michigan
Saylor's, Inc.
Jess M. Saylor
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
(734) 856-4979
www.saylorinc.com
Texas
Nick's Acrylic and Plastering
Nick Jitaru
The Colony, TX 75056
(214) 693-3113
www.nicksacrylic.com
Mississippi
Aladdin Construction Co., Inc.
Jim Hardin
Biloxi, MS
(228) 392-4497
www.aladcon.com
Virginia
Falls Run Stone & Stucco
Phil Reich
Fredericksburg, VA
(540) 310-0066
www.fallsrunss.com
North Carolina
Shields, Inc.
H. Curt Hege
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 765-9040
www.shieldsinc.com
Wisconsin
Poellinger Inc.
Mikel Poellinger
La Crosse, WI
(608) 785-1234
www.poellinger.com
Nevada
KHS&S Contractors
Shawn Martin
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 597-3200
www.khss.com
Canada
Aries Contracting Inc.
Lenny Roseler
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 226-8180
Pennsylvania
Paramount Contracting, Inc.
Jeff Mylin
Lancaster, PA
(717) 393-9900
www.paramountcontracting.biz
Tennessee
Acoustics & Specialties, LLC
William Roark
Memphis, TN
(901) 365-8450
The Wakefield Corporation
James Wakefield
Knoxville, TN
(865) 675-1550
www.thewakefieldcorp.com
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