The Complicated Role of a Water-Resistive Barrier

Choose the right product and install it well, because if you’re not keeping water out, nothing else matters. Fine Home Building, Brian Pontolilo, September 2019

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Mineral Wool EIFS System

Sto Corp. introduces StoTherm® ci Mineral, the only U.S. decorative and protective high-performance exterior wall system with the unique advantages of mineral wool. AWCI E-Media, September 2019

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The Importance of NFPA 285

NFPA 285 and its impact on the modern wall. Walls and Ceiling Magazine, Mike Griffin and Jeffrey Quill. September 2, 2019

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The International Code Council goes to court over free access to building codes

The Architect’s Newspaper, Bill Millard, July 9, 2019. Posted here on 7-30-19

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Stucco Manufacturers Association to Begin Online Training Program

Coming in Fall 2019, the SMA will offer online video training and certification to stucco installers. Take a glimpse at our introduction to the upcoming 7-part training modules:
This is an embedded video at the SMA website, click the following link, then click the play button. Posted 7-30-19

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Gypsum Association Announces the Redesign of Their Website

The Gypsum Association (GA) is pleased to announce the complete redesign of its website. Posted 7-12-19

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Texas Governor Signs House Bill 2439

H.B. 2439 restricts local governments from mandating the use of only specific products, and it would allow the use of products and materials currently permitted in current building codes. Posted 6-21-19

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Amid Labor Shortage, EIFS Sees Growth in Use of Pre-Fabricated Panels

Labor shortages in the construction industry continue to present serious challenges for contractors across the country, with some markets facing greater hurdles than others when it comes to finding qualified workers. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Barbara Catlow, May 19, 2019

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Double Play

Building Science Corp., Joe Lstiburek, April 15, 2019. Posted to this site April 30, 2019

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Construction’s Seven Deadly Sins

These construction pitfalls lead to callbacks and long-term problems. Here’s how to avoid building defects on the jobsite, BUILDER, Don Neff, February 2019

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