Experienced Consultant in EIFS Use and Installation

About John Edgar

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

During the past 35+ 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

  • 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


  • Chair of the EIFS Council of Canada (ECC)
  • Chair of the ECC Technical Committee.
  • Member of the Ontario Building Envelope Council, Construction Specifications Canada, and the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA).
  • Convener, ISO EIFS Task Group (TC 163 SC03 WG 09) – international standard development.

To Explore How I Can Help You With EIFS