Prefabricated EIFS-Clad Wall Panel Assemblies

Designers, contractors, and owners all benefit from this advanced building approach
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Prefabricated EIFS wall panel construction brings together the advantages of using the latest EIFS technology with prefabricated panel construction techniques. EIFS provide code compliance and energy conservation through the integral layers of insulation, AWRBs, and sheathing. The continuous insulation overcomes thermal bridging, wrapping the building in an insulation blanket. Using lightweight EIFS instead of heavyweight claddings, such as brick, stone, precast, etc., can reduce the sizes of structural members thus reducing structural loading and cost. The capacity to convey architectural style and the expanded breadth of finishes provides the architect with many choices to help achieve design goals while providing stunning details and shapes with ease. Prefabricated EIFS panel construction provides architects peace of mind through higher-quality assurance standards that are backed by an extremely comprehensive warranty. Prefabricated panel construction allows for quicker construction timelines and results in the building opening sooner. Overall, prefabricated EIFS wall panels offer more as a single-sourced assembly than any other prefabricated wall panel assembly.

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Originally published in Architectural Record