Credits: 1 AIA/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 IIBEC CEH
This course covers the codes and standards related to three and two coat portland cement plaster (stucco). Industry accepted practices and troubleshooting will be covered. A discussion on rainscreen and continuous insulation, as well as Energy Code compliance issues for cement stucco will be covered as well.
- Identify features and characteristics of hard coat stucco systems, including options, moisture management, crack suppression, mold prevention, fire resistance, recommendations for fire prone areas, and possible Energy Code and Life Cycle Cost Analysis issues.
- Illustrate basic detailing for stucco, including weep screed, head of wall, saddle flashing, kickouts, etc.
- Identify different finishes, cement versus acrylic, including pros and cons of each; texture options, including improving smooth trowel finish; and decorative foam shapes with options.
- Explain the differences between proprietary and generic assemblies as well as system selection related to codes and standards.