About Us

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization established in 1996. EDI was founded on the principal that education on all aspects of building design, construction and inspection will improve the safety, durability and performance of commercial and residential buildings. Our educational programs are developed and reviewed by construction industry experts and provided in the form of live seminars, on-line webinars and technical publications.  We provide our educational programs and courses to a wide range of building industry professionals including: inspectors, contractors, engineers, architects, code officials, manufacturers, property managers, materials distributors, insurance specialists, realtors, building owners and financial specialists.

EDI has set the gold standard for building construction and repair educational programs, especially relating to the building exterior envelope, which provides protection for the building from the elements.  Membership in EDI supports our mission to provide better and safer buildings for humanity while at the same time providing members with the opportunity for continuing education and a networking platform as well as discounts on products and services from many of our sponsors.  Our sponsors are critically important to EDI’s continuing success and they are listed on our website.

If you are interested in learning more about EDI and our mission, please contact us by email. We will be happy to get back to you and answer any questions and provide you with more information.