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    Related References
    insulation on cold side of exterior sheathing
    Application of a new type of air and vapor retarder in a self-drying sloped roof with a cathedral ceiling, by Hens, H. and Janssens, A., 1998
    EIFS clad wall, moisture stuty
    Barrier EIFS clad walls: Results from a moisture engineering study, by Brown, W., J. Ullett, A. N. Karagiozis, and T. Tonyan, 1997
    model drying in EIFS
    EIFS hygrothermal performance due to initial construction moisture as a function of air leakage, interior cavity insulation, and climate conditions, by Salonvaara, M. H. and A. N. Karagiozis, 1998
    EIMA method for water penetration resistance
    EIFS Resistance to Water Penetration and Evaluation in Accordance with EIMA Method, by Remmele, T. E., 1996
    ASTM STP 1269
    EIFS: Canadian Field Performance, by Posey, J. B. and Vlooswyk, J. A., 1996
    candian use and performance
    EIFS: Canadian Field Performance, by Posey, J. B. and Vlooswyk, J. A., 1996
    overview of EIFS
    EIFS: When It Works, When It Does Not, by Zwayer, G. L., 1996
    CHMC report
    Exterior insulated finish systems (EIFS) field performance evaluation, Air Quality Indices: A Review, by Posey, J. and J. A. Ulooswyk, 1998
    Exterior insulation and finish systems, by Nisson, N. and Best, D., 1999
    ASTM STP 1269
    Exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS) : materials, properties, and performance, by Nelson, P.E. and Richard, E. K., 1996
    stucco wall
    Influence of sheathing membrane and vapour barrier on hygrothermnal response of stucco walls, by Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, K., van Reenen, D. and Tariku, F., 2001
    literature review
    Literature review of exterior insulation finish systems and stucco finishes, by Cheple, M. and Huelman, P. H., 2000
    Long-Term field monitoring of an EIFS clad wall, by Sa?d, M. N. A., Brown, W. C. and Walker, I. S., 1997
    Moisture management of EIFS walls. Part 1.The basis for evaluation, by Bomberg, M., Kumaran, K. and K. Day, 1999
    Performance evaluation
    Performance evaluation of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), by Bomberg, M., J. Lstiburek, and F. Nabhan, 1997
    Performance prediction for masonry walls with EIFS using calculation procedures and laboratory testing, by Hens, H. and J. Carmeliet, 2002
    a brief summary of current EIFS options/trends
    Rainwater intrusion in light-frame building walls, by Carll, C., 2000
    Requirements of the 2000 International Building Code and 2000 International Residential Code on Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, by Bowman, D.A. and Thorsell, S.R, 2001
    The fundamental flaw of EIFS, by Lstiburek, J., 1995
    Wrap it up: building houses with the skin on the outside, by Makepeace, C. B., 1999

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