Next Level Cladding with Resin Cast Shapes

Brick and wood aesthetics that are sustainable, versatile, and easy to install
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Sto Corp.
Presented by Dan Canova

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe resin cast shapes and their uses for sustainable architectural cladding.
  2. Define the benefits and performance characteristics of resin cast shapes.
  3. Explain how resin cast shapes' lower embodied carbon footprint significantly contributes to sustainable building design and occupant safety.
  4. Describe the lower operational carbon footprint of resin cast shapes, especially regarding energy efficiency and the continuity of the building envelope.
  5. Identify the design and aesthetic versatility of resin cast shapes.


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Designers, owners, and occupants all value the appeal of natural brick and wood for exterior cladding and interior surfaces. But these natural materials come with drawbacks. Wood can split, warp, cup, mold, and attract insects. Brick is heavy and susceptible to efflorescence. Quality control is not assured. The fresh alternative is resin cast shapes that mimic wood and brick, delivering the benefits of biophilia and a sense of connection with the natural world, but without the problems. This course examines the wood and brick aesthetic of resin cast shapes and demonstrates their sustainability and performance qualities. They are durable, lightweight, easy to install, and contribute to a continuous building envelope. Case studies of noteworthy projects illustrate the superior form and function of this next-level cladding alternative.


Photo courtesy of Sto Corp.


Dan Canova, Sr. has worked in the construction industry for 40 years. Dan’s experience and employment has been focused on the exterior building envelope. Dan is employed as a Construction Design Manager, USA and International Design Manager for Sto Corp., located at 3800 Camp Creek Parkway, Building 1400, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA 30331. Dan is directly responsible for providing sales and technical support for Sto Corp. in all major cities and city centers in the USA. That responsibility includes providing sales and technical support to product applicators, general contractors, owners, architects, engineers, consultants, manufactures, construction officials, inspectors and Sto distributor sales personnel.

Dan’s specific responsibility includes sales and technical support focused on Exterior Insulted Finish Systems (EIFS), Traditional Cement Stucco Systems, Pre-fabricated exterior wall systems, Back Ventilated Rainscreen Systems, Fluid Applied Air and Moisture Barrier Systems, Concrete Restoration and Exterior Repair systems, products and specialized material application equipment. Dan has spoken at many conferences, has held over 500 AIA seminars with a focus on Exterior Building Envelope, Exterior Building Restoration, Building Science, EIFS, Stucco Exterior Wall Systems, Concrete Repair and Fluid Applied Air and Moisture Barriers. Dan has presented AIA CEU seminars and other educational seminars for architects, engineers, consultants, general contractors, construction officials and inspectors over the past 21 years while employed with Sto Corp. Dan spent the prior 15 years of his career in the roofing and exterior siding manufacturing and distribution focused on sales and technical services.

Dan is a graduate of Ocean City High School, Ocean City NJ and can be contacted at 609-703-2222 or by e-mail at


Sto Corp. Sto Corp., based in Atlanta, Georgia, produces a broad range of advanced building enclosure, air moisture barrier and coating systems that deliver energy efficiency and superior aesthetics for building construction, maintenance and restoration.


Originally published in November 2023