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Presenter: Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

How to Design and Install Drainable Exterior Insulation
and Finish Systems (EIFS)

  History and Development of EIFS
   Barrier EIFS vs. Drainable EIFS
   Evolution of Code Requirements for Drainable EIFS
   Different Methods of Achieving Drainable EIFS
   Strategies for Effective EIFS Detailing
   Common Difficulties during Construction
   The Future of EIFS

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     2.0 PDHs

     2.0 HSW CE Hours
     2.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.

Course-by-Course Providers:
   International Society of Arboriculture
   Society of American Foresters
   Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).


Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP

Michael Fiebig holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree, and a Master of Architecture degree, both from the University of Colorado. He is a licensed architect in more than a dozen states, providing both design and consulting services to clients throughout the country. Mr. Fiebig is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, as well as an NCARB certificate holder. He is a LEED Green Associate, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, and a Certified EIFS Industry Professional.  As a forensic architect, Mr. Fiebig provides analysis of standard of care in design and construction projects, helping to evaluate problematic buildings for a variety of purposes. He performs cause and origin analyses of building system installations and failures, including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing systems, foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-protection systems and EIFS cladding. As a design architect, Mr. Fiebig provides architectural design services for residential and commercial buildings, and he provides code consulting for clients, specializing in life/safety, egress, and fire protection requirements. He also provides traditional architectural services during construction including special inspections when required by the jurisdiction of authority. Mr. Fiebig’s experience includes dozens of court and deposition testimonies regarding standards of care in professional design, construction, and the built environment.  Mr. Fiebig holds active memberships in many professional organizations including the AIA, NCARB, NFPA, ICC, and others.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $100.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $100.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Design and Install Drainable Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This course examines the development and successful resurgence of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) and the differences between barrier EIFS and drainable EIFS. It also covers the installation and detailing of drainable EIFS.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the development and failures of barrier exterior insulation and finish systems and how they are improved and achieving success as drainable exterior insulation and finish systems that do not trap moisture.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret building code requirements for drainable EIFS.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to evaluate and apply different methods to achieve drainable EIFS and detailing.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and avoid common difficulties during the EIFS construction process.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with insulation and exterior finishes

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/21/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.