Atlanta, GA – January 17, 2012 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is proud to recognize Richard B Lombroia, P.E., for earning the Certified EIFS Inspector (CEI) designation. Lombroia joins the ranks of only nine Certified EIFS Inspectors in the state of GA. The CEI designation is awarded to individuals who have passed a written examination demonstrating their specialized knowledge in the application and inspection of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS). The CEI exam is administered through the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI), and the program offers the most respected certificate in the EIFS industry.

“As a firm of independent building consultants, we recognize the importance of proper EIFS evaluation and inspection,” said Lombroia. “We look forward to developing an expanded list of EIFS-related inspection services to help our clients better assess their facilities. The CEI designation will also allow us to pursue new clients and opportunities where the credential is a requirement for doing business. Most importantly, the CEI designation provides assurance to our clients we are competent and qualified to inspect their exterior insulation and finish systems.”

Lombroia joined zumBrunnen in 2008, and he is a Senior Project Manager with the firm. His depth of experience includes 40 years of professional work in the industry. Lombroia holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of South Florida. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Georgia and Florida. He is also a Certified Special Threshold Inspector in Florida, and he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His EIFS Inspector certificate number is 1104111.

About the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI):

The AWCI represents 2,200 companies and organizations in the acoustics systems, ceiling systems, drywall systems, exterior insulation and finishing systems, fireproofing, flooring systems, insulation, and stucco contractors, suppliers and manufacturers and those in allied trades. Their mission is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance their members’ ability to operate a successful business.

About the Certified EIFS Inspector (CEI) Credential:

The AWCI’s education and certificate program called EIFS—Doing It Right® is based on industry-accepted best practices and standards, such as ASTM C1397, ASTM E2430, EIMA Guidelines, and refers the participant to manufacturer recommendations when appropriate. The certificate program is a voluntary, industry-led effort that recognizes personnel who have met specified standards as measured by the EIFS examination. To view the EIFS National Certification Roster, please visit

About zumBrunnen, Inc.:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. The Atlanta-based firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, long-range capital reserve study planning, thermal imaging services and energy management services for a diverse list of national clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living capital planning, healthcare, multi-family, educational, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. In addition to membership in the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI), the firm is also involved with LeadingAge and is active in various state chapters of the association. The firm is also involved with the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Life Services Network (LSN), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI) and various state chapters, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). For more information about zumBrunnen, please call 404.601.4050 or email

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