UGL - United Gilsonite Laboratories, Inc.

May 18, 2021
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
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Course Description:

Understand the history of Portland Cement-Based Exterior Plaster (Stucco) and why this cladding is best fit for warm, humid, hurricane-prone climates.  Review the ASTM standards step-by-step to understand positives and negatives and minimize/eliminate potential problems.  Realize the specific challenges of Climate Zones 1 and 2 and why Portland Cement-Based Exterior Plaster (Stucco) needs to be considered differently in southern and coastal climates versus other climate zones.  Compare face barrier systems versus other water management design options. Test your ASTM standards knowledge to learn what to look for incorrect construction techniques that provide occupant safety and limit liabilities. Review current IBC, IRC, and FBC language. Build a warranted exterior envelope system with proper finishing standards and trained, certified installers. Identify potential long-term pitfalls to provide a schedule for proper maintenance and repair. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the reasons and rationale for specifying Portland Cement-Based Exterior Plaster (Stucco) for warm, humid, and hurricane-prone climates.  
  • Understand specific ASTM standards, what they do (and do not) include, and how to apply them.
  • Build a correct specification that includes proper ASTM tests and correct details for your specific climate zone.
  • Identify the specific installation problems and Apply time-tested solutions to maximize occupant safety and minimize potential liabilities.
  • Know what steps are needed to provide the owner with a warranted exterior envelope.
  • Articulate the need for trained and certified installers and Document a long-term maintenance schedule.




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