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April 2, 2009 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the presenters :
Chris Chown has been involved in many sectors of the construction industry for the past 30 years. He has focused on exterior finish systems for the last 15 and recently became the Western Canada Regional Sales Manager for Dryvit Systems Canada. He has hands-on involvement in EIFS and acrylic-cement coatings, including technical services, marketing, distribution and system development. Currently he is involved with the national listing program for contractors and conducts training programs for qualified applicators. He enjoys being involved with the architectural community and building envelope design, through lunch-and-learn presentations. Chris will demonstrate his broad knowledge of the systems by including in his presentation interesting projects such as the 1.6 km Whistler Sliding Center built for the 2010 Games and other challenging exterior envelope restoration projects.
Martin Gevers is the director of BCBEC for Vancouver Island. He was a charter member at BCBEC’s inception in 1988 when he was construction technology advisor with the NRC’s IRAP Program. He developed and taught BCIT’s Building Science Option for most of the 1990’s and returned to engineering as a senior building envelope consultant with Levelton Consultants Limited, where he has worked for the last 10 years.
About the Topic:
EIFS covers a lot of our real estate, so it needs to be understood. The presentation will begin with Martin Gevers, reviewing some past experiences with EIFS and using those experiences to pose questions to Chris that we face as owners, designers, and contractors who deal with the product in its various forms. Topics such as achieving conformance to the Building Code requirement for capillary breaks and drainage will be discussed. Chris will also focus on some of the failures and successes of the past so that attendees can learn to differentiate appropriate and inappropriate techniques and applications of the systems. The presentation is designed to answer questions about: servicing old EIFS, different EIFS assemblies, components and accessories, as well as unusual applications. Please join the members and guests for lunch by taking in this informative presentation on the evolution and use of EIFS.