ASTM invites papers for EIFS symposium.

Press Release Summary:

Scheduled for Oct 5, 2014, symposium on Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems: Performance, Progress and Innovation, will be directed towards professionals who primarily make their livelihood in the EIFS industry and who depend on ASTM standards that govern this industry. Papers are solicited in variety of areas, including continuous insulation, energy codes and efficiency, fire performance, maintenance and facade inspection, fluid-applied air/water resistive barriers, sealants, and coatings.

Original Press Release:

Papers Invited for ASTM Symposium on the Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —Papers are invited for the symposium on Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS): Performance, Progress and Innovation, to be held Oct. 5, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee.

The symposium will be directed towards those professionals who primarily make their livelihood in the EIFS industry and who depend on ASTM standards that govern this industry. Included in this sphere are: manufacturers of EIFS and it components, designers, architects, applicators of the systems, consultants to building owners, inspectors of EIFS installations and existing claddings, and building owners. The symposium will cover the many areas of innovation that have occurred in this dynamic industry. Papers are solicited on the following suggested topic areas:

Continuous insulation;

Energy codes and efficiency;

Sustainability and durability;

Fire performance; 

Maintenance and façade inspection; 

EIFS code language and standards; 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory research on EIFS; 

Fluid-applied air/water resistive barriers; 

Decorative shapes; 


Finishes and coatings; and 

What's new with EIFS and what's going to be the future of EIFS.

To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit a 250-300 word preliminary abstract by Oct. 31, 2013. The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. The symposium chairmen will notify you by Nov. 18, 2013, of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium.

Visit to submit your abstract and for additional information.

Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen Peter Nelson, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, Mass. (phone: 781-907-9000; and Bill Egan, BASF Wall Systems, Jacksonville, Fla. (phone: 904-996-6115;

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;


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