A high-performance building enclosure, such as one clad with EIFS with Drainage, provides protection against the elements, contributes to energy efficiency, and is a means to protect the health and well-being of occupants.

This course will cover the performance and design benefits of modern EIFS with Drainage systems, explaining how they have evolved from the first EIFS barrier system into a single-source solution for exterior wall cladding that provides a number of benefits, including Continuous Insulation, compared to other cladding products. EIFS with Drainage also offers unparalleled design flexibility and adaptability.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the components of modern EIFS products and how they provide drainage, air- and water-resistive barriers, and an endless variety of finishes for new and retrofit construction in all climates.
  • Describe the many benefits of modern EIFS, known as EIFS with Drainage.
  • Explore how EIFS with Drainage are typically single-source solutions for a building’s exterior wall cladding and how they meet model building codes and standards.
  • Examine important considerations when designing with EIFS with Drainage.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of EIFS and cladding.