A. Architects-Designer: A licensed professional
under a contactor with an owner and specifies the Architectural
Details to be used.
B. Adhesive: A material to the back of
a DMI profile, which is used to attach the pre-coated profile
to a suitable substrate.
C. Basecoat: The material applied to the
EPS Shaped profile, this coating encapsulates the reinforcing
mesh together with the EPS shape and provides a protective
shell surrounding the Profile. This Polymer Modified basecoat
allows for flexibility and weather protective coating. Once
completed the smooth surface is ready for primer along with
a trowel applied or spray applied Architectural coatings.
D. Back Wrapping: Where the reinforcing
fiberglass mesh is peeled away from the backside of the
profile around the 90 Degree termination edge. The portion
of the mesh will later on become part of the wall cladding
E. Contractor: Qualified and experienced
Contractor-Applicator (sub-trade) that is hired to install
the Architectural Details.
F. Details: An Architectural shapes such
as Keystones, Corner Quoins, Columns, Window Sills, Door
trim, Bands or a profile type of similar design. When these
Pre-coated EPS shaped pieces are installed they create an
esthetic design to an approved substrate.
G. EPS: Expanded polystyrene rigid insulation
also referred to as Insulation. Precisely shaped and used
as a profile form for DMI’s Pre-coated Architectural
Shapes. The insulation shall be Type 1, nominal density
of 16kg/m3 (1lb/ft3), compliant to the ULC01-96, as per
the National Building Code.
H. Finish: Architects / Designers have
the option to specify a suitable Finish conductive to prevalent
external conditions and compatible to our DMI basecoat.
Architectural coating products within the E.I.F.S. industry
are typically formulated with a 100% acrylic polymer based
material. Color and texture choices are offered in a variety
1. Expansion Joint –This joint divides directly through the substrate
on the building wall. This area allows for contraction and
expansion of the entire structure. Dissimilar construction
substrates, discontinuity of construction products and deflection
2. Architectural Expansion (Control Joints): A joint which junctures the building substrate
and allows for independent movement on the wall assembly.
3. Product Joints:
where Architectural Details are either butted or mitered
together to create an aesthetic continuance on a building
J. Mechanical Fastener: An approved device,
used in conjunction with DMI’s detail moldings. Mechanical
fasteners should be installed in conjunction with an approved
K. Reinforcing Mesh: Fiberglass fabric
that is embedded within the basecoat layer. This fabric
must be of an approved acidity to be encapsulated jointly
with a polymer modified basecoat. Once embedded the process
allows for strength and flexibility within the lamina.
L. Flashing: Metal or alternative suitable
material that is required within the scope of exterior wall
construction. The architect / Designer shall ensure that
the proper flashing specifications are included within the
M. Lamina: A consistent layer of Re-inforcing
mesh that has been embedded within the basecoat and finished
with an architectural coating.
N. Owner: The individual that legally
retains ownership of the project.
O. Sheathing: A sheet or specified construction
board that has been installed over a framed wall system,
thereby providing the substrate.
P. Substrate: A wall surface that has
been specified to have an EIFS cladding system / Architectural
profiles or alternate construction materials attached and
installed over the sheathing material.