Experienced Consultant in EIFS Use and Installation

About John Edgar

  • Graduated Ryerson Polytechnical Institute [now Ryerson University], Architectural Technology, Building Science.

During the past 40+ years

  • Tested EIFS details with a DC3 plane engine (the details worked),
  • First (and probably only) person to build a two storey inside-out building as an EIFS durability test chamber,
  • Obtained a patent, with Paul Wesley, for pressure-equalized rain screen EIFS,
  • Prepared hundreds of isometric illustrations showing how EIFS is assembled and integrated with other cladding elements.

Been involved in codes and standards

  • First Chair of the ULC S716 Task Group preparing EIFS standards for Canadian code
  • Member (1990 – 2003), NBCC Standing Committee Environmental Separation (Part 5)
  • Member ASTM and ANSI EIFS standard development committees
  • Currently is Convenor, ISO EIFS Work Group (ISO TC163 SC03 WG09) International Organization for Standards.

In his EIFS career has been

  • Founding member of the EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) 1987
  • President of the ECC (1990-1992)
  • Member of the ECC Board of Directors (2010-2020)
  • Chairman of the ECC (2014-2016)
  • Member of the USA EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA), member of the EIMA Technical Committee and Chair of the Natural Exposure Test Facility Project, South Carolina.

Other affiliations

  • Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC), Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)

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