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Welcome to the Minnesota Lath and Plaster Bureau Web Resource Center.

Since 1953 the Bureau has been recognized as an education and technical spokesman for the lath and plaster industry. It provides services to architects, the construction community and the public on a variety of matters relating to the plaster trades.

We hope that this web resource center is beneficial to you for the information that is presents on lath and plaster systems. Please feel free to peruse site content on available AIA/ CES seminars, research, reference materials, contractor contacts, and technical suggestions that meet the needs of both the commercial and residential construction markets. Site content includes:

    Information, features, benefits, applications and history of Gypsum Plaster, Veneer    Plaster, Venetian Plaster, Fireproofing, Stucco and Exterior Insulation Finish Systems    (EIFS).
    A reference library which expands on these plastering products.
    Information on the Bureau board of directors, affiliations and represented trade    unions.
    Contact information for the Bureau Member Contractors.

Stucco EIFS Veneer Plaster Gypsum Plaster Venetian Plaster Fireproofing
Stucco EIFS Veneer Plaster Gypsum Plaster Venetian Plaster Fireproofing


RECENT NEWS AIA/CES Lunch and Learn Information MNLPB E-Newsletter  

GA-600 21st edition of the Gypsum Association's Fire Resistance Design Manual (FRDM) is Released. Unfortunately this latest edition is not free. You can however still view the 20th Edition. Click Here to View Press Release

Click here to View the Free 20th Edition

EIFS Briefs. The newsletter of the EIFS Industry members Association.Click Here

Installing Continuous Insulation the Hard Way. Installing Continuous Insulation the Easy Way. Video Link. InsoFast. Click Here

Approximate Weight of an EIF System. Stucco weighs approximately 10.4 lbs./ sf. I am often asked how much EIFS also weighs. Here is your answer. Parex Technical Bulletin. Click Here

Continuing Education on Continuous Insulation. Knowing the details for rigid foam plastic.CSI Specifier, Tom Remmele, June 2015 Click Here

AWCI's Pinnacle Award 2015: Mike Poellinger. Click Here

2015 Mike Sweeney Press Award Recipient. Click Here

New Stucco Information Website "StuccoMetrics" Debuts. Click Here

Does a LEED Certified Building Equal a Healthy Building? Straight Green, Walls and Ceilings magazine, Chris Dixon, April 1, 2015

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What Efflorescence Really is and How to Treat It. Stucco Stop, Walls and Ceilings magazine, Albert Carillo, April 1, 2015. Click Here

Save the Date: The Commercial Building Code and Energy Code in Effect on June 2. Click Here

Forty Years of Air Barriers - The Evolution of the Residential Air Barrier Building Science Corp. , Joseph Lstiburek, March 2015

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Video: Stucco Crack Reduction System - A Polymer- Modified Base Coat and Mesh Stucco Manufacturer's Association. You Tube February 17, 2013

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Restoring a Building's Exterior with EIFS EIFS to the Rescue, Building Envelope February 2015

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Durability of Water-Resistive Barriers the Construction Specifier, Beth Anne Feero, EIT and David H. Nicastro, PE, February 2015

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Continuing Education on Continuous Insulation the Construction Specifier, Tom Remmele, CSI, February 2015

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Plaque at Labor Centre Honors Plasterer and Labor Leader Dan Gustafson. Posted 1-15. Click Here

Family, Friends, Labor, and Politicians Celebrate Lather and AFLCIO-MN President Emeritus Dave Roe at 90. Posted 1-15.

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Walls & Ceilings State of the Industry. Walls and Ceilings Magazine. By John Wyatt November 26, 2014. Posted 1-15. Click Here

High Performance EIFS. WBDG.Org, Richard Martens BASF Corp. 3-14-12. Posted 11-14. Click Here

Ten More! Ten More Reasons Why EIFS Should Be Your #1 Choice of Cladding. ONtheWALL, the newsletter of the MNLPB, Steve Pedracine. Posted 9-14.

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Open EIFS: A Resilient 100 Year Wall. M. Steven Doggett Ph.D, LEED AP, July 18, 2014. Posted 9-14.

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Prosit! Salud! Cups Up! Cheers! ...Expounding on Expanded Metal Lath A reprise article first published

in 2004. Posted 8-14. Steve Pedracine, MNLPB

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Plaster is the Answer A video produced by the Minnesota Lath and Plaster Bureau. Posted 7-14. Click Here to View

Best Practices for Selection and Installation of Expanded Metal Lath Products. Clark-Dietrich Building Systems, January 2014. Posted 6-14. Click Here

Do I Need a Vapor Retarder? "Musings of an Energy Nerd." Martin Holladay, January 2013. Posted 6-14. Click Here to Read

Membrain. The Smart Vapor Retarder. Video. Certainteed. Posted 6-14. Click Here to View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous Insulation: Evaluating the Performance of Plaster Assemblies in Climate Zone 6 Program #MNLPB9...Click to Learn More

Plaster?
Do they do that anymore?
Program #MNLPB8....|moreSee what AIA Minnesota had to say about this presentation...Click Here

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An Interesting Quote:


"We live in a beautiful house that was built in 1993. The layout is lovely, but it definitely lacks the character and dignity of the circa-1920 house I grew up in. You can hear everything going on here — toilets flushing, conversations in other rooms and so forth. But the walls in my old house were made of good old-fashioned plaster, which certainly kept secrets a whole lot better than today's newfangled drywall."

—Megan Kearney-Bailie, New Fairfield, Conn.

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Other News

EIFS - Performance Beyond Code Compliance

Sponsored by Dryvit Systems, Inc.Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP November 2014. Posted 1-15. Click Here

Portland Cement Association Adds Web Stucco Page. Posted 12-14. Click Here

The Evolution of Stucco
Walls and Ceilings Magazine, By Michael DeLaura November 1, 2014
. Posted 12-14

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EIFS, Architecture and the Sustainable Design Revolution.
WBDG "Whole Building Design Guide, Richard Martens LEED AP, BASF Corp. Posted 4-12. Click Here


EIFS in Practice: Implementation Case Studies
This article presents case studies of three different applications that have produced energy cost reductions. Commercial Property Executive. Brad Berton, March 2012. Posted 5-12. Click Here


Expanded Metal Lath Association EMLA DEVELOPS TABLES OF TRANSVERSE WIND LOAD CAPACITIES FOR LATH & PLASTER IN WALL ASSEMBLIES. Posted 6-12. Click Here

Patching Stucco and EIFS.
Albert Carillo, Stucco Stop. Walls and Ceilings Magazine January 2013. Posted 2-13 Click Here

Stuck on You  "One of the dirty little secrets that never gets talked about is that water leaks through building papers, building wraps and housewraps and runs down between them and the sheathings that they cover"...Building Science Corp. , Joe Lstiburek PhD 4-15-13Click Here to Read


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