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Contractors

Program Overview

Overall, EIFS contractors enjoy greater fairness, control, confidence and profitability under EQI. EIFS contractors are only bidding against properly qualified competitors who must adhere to CAN/ULC-S716.2 Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems – Installation of EIFS Components and Water Resistive Barrier. The EQI requirements for the certification and licensing of mechanics help to maintain a level playing field among contractors. EQI requirements for explicitly addressing all transition details means that EIFS contractors will not be liable for defects and performance problems created “by others” because this language is not permitted in the EIFS specifications. By fully delineating the scope of the building enclosure work assigned to the EIFS contractor, bidding is more clear and consistent. Requirements for documentation and site audits help keep in line everybody working for the contractor. 

As well, EQI promotes accredited contractors to design professionals across Canada. We encourage the professional design community to adopt the EQI Quality Assurance Program and specify only EQI-accredited contractors in all registered projects.

Are you interested in:

  • Competing on a level playing field with other certified/qualified EIFS contractors
  • Bidding and working on projects specified to accept only EQI-Accredited Contractors
  • Reducing call-backs and subsequent related costs
  • Being promoted as one of the premier contractors to building owners and the professional design community
  • Have a comprehensive written installation record

As an accredited contractor, you’ll receive:

  • Listing on EQI’s nationally promoted website as a certified contractor
  • Networking opportunities at meetings, seminars, workshops and industry events
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities at workshops, seminars and promotional functions
  • Continual dissemination of new research, publications, industry initiatives and other resources

Why become an EQI Accredited Contractor?

Overview of the Quality Assurance Program (QAP):

  • Program based upon ISO 9000 principles
  • Industry supported and driven
  • Specified by owners or architects
  • Risk management
  • EQI specified projects across Canada

Key components include:

  • Research and development
  • Documentation
  • Standards and specifications
  • Site audits
  • Manufacturer evaluated products
  • Contractor accreditation
  • Database tracking
  • Certification of mechanics
  • Third party Warranty

Accredited Contractor Benefits:

EQI promotes accredited contractors to design professionals across Canada.
We encourage the professional community to adopt the EQI Quality Assurance Program and
specify the EQI accredited contractors in all EIFS projects.

  • Compete on a level playing field
  • Bid and work on projects specified to utilize EQI Accredited Contractors and the EQI Quality Assurance Program
  • Website listing as accredited contractor
  • Be promoted as one of the premier EIFS contractors to building owners and the professional community

For more information please register on this site.

How to Participate

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