EIFS Seminars Offer Added Benefits
Association of the Wall and Ceiling IndustriesInternational,
Falls Church, Va., announces added benefits for participants
of the upcoming fall/winter EIFS education and certification
programs. Those who participate in the upcoming seminars
can anticipate the opportunity for their company to
gain a new corporate distinction: EIFSmart Contractor.
New to AWCIs EIFS programs, the EIFSmart Contractor
distinction provides recognition for EIFS contracting
companies that have committed to standardized, generic
EIFS training that leads to national certification.
This year, to qualify as an EIFSmart Contractor, two
employees must be nationally certified, one from management
and one from the field, per company. EIFSmart Contractor
companies will gain quality distinction from their
competitors, and will have a bidding edge as more
and more architects specify this type of company accreditation.
The benefits and rewards for those holding the EIFSmart
Contractor recognition will increase over the next
three years, and the eligibility requirements will
become more stringent.
Certification opportunities are available through
AWCIs EIFS education and certificate seminars.
The upcoming fall/winter schedule is as follows:
Dates and Locations Registration Deadlines
Nov. 4-5, 2002 in Albuquerque, N.M. Oct. 11, 2002
Feb. 10-11, 2003 in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 17, 2003
March 10-11, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 14, 2003
Drawing from its 80-year heritage, AWCIs generic
instruction on correct installation techniques is
not product specific. Seminars are offered for three
certification categories: The mechanics certificate
is for applicators and superintendents. The mechanics
certification program is also available in a video/workbook
format, in English or Spanish. The EIFS inspectors
certification is for qualifying independent inspectors
and proficient EIFS personnel, and the industry professional
certification is for manufacturers, distributors,
contractors, design professionals, engineers and apprenticeship
instructors who want to broaden their EIFS knowledge.
Those who attend a seminar will also benefit from
the changes made after a recent annual review of past
programs and from an Inspectors Focus Group
held in July. The focus group, comprised of 10 experienced,
independent inspectors from around the country, discussed
various aspects of the inspection program.
Since 1918, AWCI has been serving wall and ceiling
contractors, manufacturers, suppliers/distributors
and others allied to the fields of acoustics, drywall,
EIFS, fireproofing, insulation, plaster, steel framing,
stucco and many other interior and exterior applications.
AWCIs official publication is AWCIs Construction
Dimensions, a monthly, four-color magazine that serves
the wall and ceiling industry.