Sto Corp. announced John Edgar as the new Technical Director for Canada. Edgar has been working for Sto for the last 20 years, serving in multiple leadership positions involving both Canadian and U.S. technical matters.
He will have full responsibility of specifications, details,
website technical content, testing and approvals, and will support the Canada
sales team. In addition, Edgar will continue to manage several important
research projects involving the U.S. and Canada markets.
In referring to the trends he sees for 2012 on the Canadian
Building market, Edgar said, “The new energy code will introduce hurdles for
cladding systems to meet. Structural supports for heavy claddings are difficult
to thermally isolate and will present a challenge for some traditional
claddings. New, untried solutions will appear that have not been adequately
tested. This places EIFS, with its long history of testing and evaluation, as
the cladding to meet the requirements of the new energy code.
“Economists predict a small contraction for the construction
industry in Canada,” he continued. “Condominium construction in Toronto will
lead the slowdown. Suggestions are that the market in Toronto is over saturated
and problems with the premature deterioration of window-wall claddings in these
buildings will also contribute. The growth will come from energy retrofit of
existing buildings, many built in the 1960s and are extremely energy
Edgar has held positions including past president and
current director of the EIFS Council of Canada, former member of the Standing
Committee on Environmental Separation (part 5) National Building Code Canada;
chairman, ULC Standards S716 Task Group for EIFS, representative for EIFS Council
of Canada on ULC S700 Committee, and development partner for EIFS QAP (Quality
Edgar has been nominated to the Secretary position of the
ISO TC (Technical Committee) 163 SC3 on insulation. Among the many items on the
agenda for this committee will be the development of a global EIFS Standard.