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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.

    PLASTER IS THE ANSWER - A video produced by the MNLPB Click Here

Stucco EIFS Veneer Plaster Gypsum Plaster Venetian Plaster Fireproofing

Continuous Insulation

EIFS Veneer Plaster Gypsum Plaster Venetian Plaster Fireproofing

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

Owner Saves Money and Time, While Maintaining Original Design
Dryvit Systems project case study

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A Specific Comparison: EPS and XPS Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Jason Burgess, February 1, 2017

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Four W's: Optimizing Wall Performance with Continuous Insulation Walls and Ceilings Magazine, JR Babineau, February 1, 2017

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EIFS in the Spotlight: Project Saves Nearly $200K! EIFS Industry Members Associationuild, December 06, 2016

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EIFS in the Spotlight, EIFS Industry Members Association, December 2016

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They All Laughed at Fulton and His Steamboat... Building Science Corp., Joe Lstiburek PhD

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Designing Effective Insulation The Construction Specifier, John Edgar, September 2016, page 48

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The Newest Innovation in Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment from GRACO, better alternative to sand blasting

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New rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust. Final rule takes effect on June 23, 2016., after which industries have one to five years to comply. Construction - June 23, 2017

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Outlook 2017: Moderate Growth Construction Dimensions, Mark Johnson, December 2016 Click Here

Altered States and Queen Victoria Building Science Corporation, Joe Lstiburek Ph.D, December 15, 2016 Click Here

Energy efficiency driving building code changes The Daily Republic, Todd R. Hansen, Fairfield-Suisin California, November 17, 2016 Click Here

Understanding Today's Coatings for Claddings Construction Specifier, Ed Telson, Sto Corp., November 2016 Click Here (See page 48)

Minimizing Heat Flow: Using Air Barriers and Continuous Insulation to Meet Passive Design Standards Walls and Ceilings Magazine Jeff Diqui, October 2016 Click Here

Graco ToughTek S340e Portable Stucco Pump Portable electric pump for stucco and EIFS applications Click Here





























The Minnesota Lath and Plaster Bureau has suspended doing AIA/ CES Lunch and Learns for now due to other pressing needs.

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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Worth a Read

Capitol Improvements Daunting challenges necessitate a mix of old and new plastering methods to bring back “The Star of the North”

Steve Pedracine, MN Lath and Plaster Bureau, February 2017

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

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

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How Buildings Age, Building Science Insight -095, Joe Lstiburek Ph.D., May 2016 Click Here

AIR LEAKAGE PATHS IN A TYPICAL WOOD FRAMED WALL ASSEMBLY by Mr. Laverne Dalgleish, Executive Director ABAA Click Here

Plaster and the California Missions
The Construction Specifier, Nick Brown, CEPE, February 2, 2016. Click Here

Combination Air and Water-Resistive Barriers in Exterior Walls Thin fluid-applied membranes can have the same or better performance than other options. Sponsored by Dryvit Systems, Inc. By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, December 2015 Click Here

The Case for Continuous Insulation. Brice Hereford, Green Building Advisor, 5-15 Building codes now recognize the increasing use of exterior rigid foam insulation. Click Here


**Former MNLPB Executive Director Clint Fladland

95 years young and headed for 96 on July 24, Clint recently underwent a heart valve replacement, but is doing yoga and expects to be back out on the links this Summer. I came across this great video on Clint and thought I would share it with you...

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