Construction Quality Award 2019: EIFS

June 2019

The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards demonstrate the craft and management expertise of AWCI contractors, the products of AWCI manufacturer members and the procurement skills of AWCI supplier members. Along with AWCI’s award partners—the Gypsum Association, the Steel Framing Industry Association and the EIFS Industry Members Association—AWCI and AWCI’s Construction Dimensions congratulate the 2019 winners of AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards.

Winning Project
Totem Lake Shopping Center, Building B
Kirkland, Washington

AWCI Contractor
Applied Restoration Inc.

AWCI Team Members
Amerimix Oldcastle
Building Specialties (L&W Supply)
Evergreen Building Products (AD Building Materials)
Grabber Northwest
Parex USA
Western Materials, Inc.

IBI Group

General Contractor
Robinson Construction

Challenges Met
Multiple transitions in exterior finishes and colors, and numerous architectural design challenges made this a challenging job for the various tradesmen and women. Construction was coordinated from the weather-resistive barrier, EPS and mesh/base coats creating the EIF system that was the canvas for the entire building. Adding the shapes with stone finishes, traditional plaster finish and the brick veneer in multiple varieties and patters made the finished product a work of art.

Total Man-Hours

Total Square Footage
116,865 sf

Materials Used
110,615 thin bricks
48,000 sf of vapor barrier
46,000 sf of EIFS
22,500 lf of sealant/caulking
23,000 rolls of intermediate mesh
108 windows
85 foam shapes
12 colors
9 textures
2 floors