In Flexible Video Format, Available In July
Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries
- International, Falls Church, Va., Announces
a new instructional video and companion workbook
series fir the installation of exterior insulation
and finish systems, available in July 2000.
It Right instructs users on correct
techniques for applying Class PB EIF systems.
While it is geared for the applicator, other EIFS
personnel, such as distributors, superintendents
and architect, will benefit from the knowledge.
The video format makes learning accessible to
everyone because it can be adapted to the user's
schedule. When the mechanic has completed the
video/workbook series, he is qualified to take
a test that, if passed, will earn him a certificate
that assures EIFS contractors and owners that
the mechanic has demonstrated the prerequisite
knowledge of the application of EIF systems.
topics are covered in the two one-hour videos
and 120 page workbook: Tools and accessories,
material storage, substrates, efflorescence, EPS
insulation board overview, adhesives, class PB
system drainage concepts, reinforcing mesh and
base coat, finish cot, expansion joints, flashing
and sealants, and repairs.
generic instruction is based on industry-accepted
material such as ASTM C 1397 and the guidelines
of the EIFS industry Members Association. It is
not manufacturer-or-product-specified, and refers
the user to the manufacturer's recommendations
when appropriate. The information and procedures
for both the video script and workbook text have
been reviewed and approved by a panel of 11 experts,
including EIFS contractors, manufacturers, union
and industry association personnel.
instructional program is available for $575 and
is available in both English and Spanish. Call
(703) 538-1612 or fax (703) 534-8307 to receive
an order form. More details and an order form
can also be obtained at AWCI's Web site: www.awci.org.
1918, AWCI has been serving wall and ceiling contractors,
manufacturers, suppliers/distributors and other
allied to the fields of acoustics, drywall, EIFS,
fireproofing, insulation, plaster, steel framing,
stucco and many other interior and exterior applications.
The official publication is AWCI's Construction
Dimensions a monthly, four-color magazine
for the wall and ceiling contractor.
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