Designing and Specifying Traditional Portland Cement–based Plaster

Sponsored by Plastic Components, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the features and benefits of traditional Portland cement-based plaster.
  2. Describe the relationship between the building codes and the industry standards for traditional Portland cement-based plaster.
  3. Explain the roles and contributions of the designer, contractor, plastering contractor and building official in achieving a successful stucco wall system.
  4. Discuss the design considerations, specifications and detailing requirements a successful stucco wall system.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*

The objective of this course is to provide a positive effect on the water- and vapor-resistive qualities of the building envelope through identification of underlying issues of the water-resistant barriers and the subsequent application of traditional Portland cement-based plaster (stucco) and to foster an industry-wide improvement in the quality of water-resistant barrier and stucco applications.

This course will also explore:

  • Benefits of traditional Portland cement-based stucco
  • Review of building codes and ASTM standards
  • Research reports on water intrusion
  • Design features required to managing water intrusion and stresses in stucco
  • Specification and detailing requirements and recommended best practices

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Plastic Components, Inc. Since 1969 the industry leader, Plastic Components, has manufactured non-rusting PVC trims and accessories for stucco, drywall, CI/EIFS/hard coat, DEFS, and more. Their products deliver quality finishes, labor-savings, moisture management and proven compliance with ASTM standards.

 

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