Take the Stucco Off: Exterior Stucco and EIFS Claddings The problem with the “take it all off” mentality

Take it off, take it all off. These words are typically not heard on a construction site, but increasingly, we hear this phrase coming out of the mouths of our industry experts. Walls and Ceilings magazine, Albert Carillo 2-1-19

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Avoiding Stucco Buckets

Changes of plane and intersections present moisture-management challenges. Journal of Light Construction, Tyler LeClear Vachta, John Koester, November 2018

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Fireproof homes could be the answer to massive wildfires across the West

 

If it’s possible to build a fireproof house, Robert Balzebre is convinced his stunning three-story personal sanctuary perched in the Hollywood Hills would qualify.
USA Today, Chris Woodyard, August 2018

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Wood-Based Sheathing for Stucco Cladding

“Stucco doesn’t crack; breaking is a common misconception about a well-used coating.”
Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Terry Kastner, January 6, 2019

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AC Hotel by Marriott at Westshore Tampa

“Westshore Tampa is an ever-growing business district which includes Tampa International Airport”
EIMA Blog, December 27, 2018

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How to Specify: Stucco

“Stucco can take any color and adapt to any shape, from flat boxes to doubly curved fantasias”
Architizer, Jake Balderrama Morley, December 2018

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Punched Openings

Building Science Corp., BSI-104, Joe Lstiburek Ph.D, P.Eng., April 16, 2018.

Windows and doors are “holes” in the “sheet-like walls” of buildings. Hence the term “punched openings”. Too often window and door openings are a “sucker punch” to contractors and engineers.

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Grenfell Cladding Safety Downgraded Before Fire

Fire and Risk Management
April 6, 2018

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EIFS: A Hero Hidden in Plain Sight

EIFS Industry Members Association releases new video, April 4, 2018

 

2018 AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Award

Mulcahy Nickolaus receives the AWCI Excellence in Construction Quality Award for their plaster repair work on the Minnesota State Capitol.