Monday, March 19th, 2012
Written by: carmstrongJoe Maty of Durability + Design attended Ryan Barnes’ presentation on the Evolution of EIFS at RCI’s International Conference and Tradeshow on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Afterwards, he wrote a fantastic article about Ryan’s presentation, and blogged about it in Brushed Aside, his blog on D+D’s website. Below is an excerpt of the article, and a link to the entire article.
The Beauvallon Condominiums in Denver started life in 2001 as one of the hottest addresses in the city.
But the upscale condos’ Wow Meter took a big plunge not long after the complex’s arrival on the Mile High cityscape.
The problem? Big-time water damage.
The Beauvallon’s descent into a waterlogged morass—and its rise, Phoenix-like, from multistory sponge to renewed inhabitability—made for one of the more interesting narratives at the RCI International Convention, wrapping up today (Tuesday, March 20) in Dallas.
The story of the Beauvallon, told by Ryan Barnes, a buildings forensics expert with SBSA Inc., Golden, Colo., offered evidence that buildings clad in EIFS (exterior insulation and finish systems) can fall victim to the same woes that plagued the technology early on in its 40-year history in North America.
Read the rest here.