Proves EIFS And Stucco Cost-Effective
economic study of stucco and EIFS has concluded that
they are cost effective exterior cladding systems.
The study was done using life-cycle costing, a technique
of economic evaluation that sums, over a specific
period of time, the capital, maintenance and operating
costs. It evaluated the total cost of stucco and EIFS
assemblies over a 50-year period.
study was commissioned by NWCB and the B. C. Wall
and Ceiling Association. It was conducted by BTY Group,
a construction cost-surveying firm in Vancouver, B.C.
objective of the study was to get reliable numbers
to demonstrate to owners, developers and purchasers
of buildings, and construction professionals, the
cost effectiveness of stucco and EIFS and enable them
to make comparisons with other products and assemblies.
favorable results of the study provide the industry
with a tool to promote stucco and EIFS.
For a copy of this report, contact the NWCB office
or go to www.nwcb.org.