Archive for December, 2012

SIUE Art and Design – Plaster Progress

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Difficult curved soffit above a stair way.

We are working for Pottker Construction completing the interior renovation of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Art and Design building. Our scope of work is the plastering contractor with Sand finish plaster, drywall, steel studs, acoustical ceilings (drop ceilings), and insulation. Phase three of four is nearly complete with the last phase finishing in the summer of 2013. The project has a very challenging schedule along with hard to reach plastering and drywall.

Having no ceiling and an exposed roof deck in a majority of the rooms, we were faced with many challenges trying to plaster around up to 50 penetrations in a single 4’x4′ wall up to 16′ off the ground. With experience union plasterers we were able to complete the difficult task with a great finished product. Above is a picture of a drywall ceiling with a radius drywall and plaster return.

Facade Renovation – Retrofit to EIFS (Dryvit)

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Before EIFS restoration has begun.

Installation of exterior glass mat sheathing is underway, followed by EIFS (dryvit) installation.

The Heartland Bank in Sunset Hills is renovating the exterior facade of their building and changing the existing ceramic tile to EIFS (Dryvit). has chosen George Weis 贵州11选五网 to perform the EIFS, sheathing, framing, drywall and taping on the project. The existing substrate is remaining on the building and we are mechanically attaching sheathing to the existing tile and EIFS to the sheathing. The retrofit of the facade not only gives the building a whole new clean aesthetic look, it dramatically increases the thermal efficiency of the building, lowering heating and cooling costs costs by up to 30% (per Dryvit). George Weis company has successfully been retrofitting buildings with EIFS and Restoring / repairing EIFS and plaster since it began in the St. Louis area.

How EIFS is installed

An interesting read on the benefits of EIFS can be found at


St. Josephs Hospital Progress

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Main Entrance with metall trusses

St. Josephs Hospital, Highland IL – George Weis 贵州11选五网

With the project completion date fast approaching George Weis company is pushing the schedule to keep it on track. The metal trusses are complete, interior wall steel stud framing is nearly complete with drywall and taping on going. With a delivery schedule of between 400-600 sheets every two days there is large amount drywall and taping going on in a short period of time in order to meet the Very aggressive schedule on the project. Acoustical ceilings (drop ceilings) on this project are manufactured by Armstrong and are scheduled to begin shortly.