Steve Pedracine Articles

Stucco and Drainage Planes
The intent of this article, prepared by members of an AWCI subcommittee on lath and plaster, is to provide information on model code language specific to the requirement of a drainage system or drainage material behind exterior cement plaster cladding. Construction Dimensions, December 2022
EIFS in NYC
New York City is set to initiate a major code change that will affect the design and installation of certain types of exterior wall assemblies. Construction Dimensions, Robert Grupe December 2022
Decorative and Functional Plasters
Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Rob Knight, December 12, 2022
BSI-133: Covert Covid Thoughts…
My Spidey sense is tingling. Note that this is an “opinion column. Work with me on this: In response to COVID, the CDC and others are now recommending a room air change rate of 4 to 6 air changes per hour. Building Science Insights, Joe Lstiburek, July 15, 2022
Construction Input Prices Are Up 21% from a Year Ago
Construction input prices rose 2.3% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data released June 14. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 2.3% for the month. Construction Dimensions Magazine, August 2022
In Memoriam: Frank Morsilli
Francesco (Frank) P. Morsilli, the founder of Dryvit Systems, Inc., died May 28 at his retirement home in Naples, Fla. Morsilli introduced exterior insulation and finish systems to North America in 1969. Construction Dimensions Magazine, August 2022
Low-tech skills architects need to keep in a high-tech world
As architects continue to lean into learning and mastering the latest technologies, let us not forget the foundational, fundamental skills that are still expected by clients. Building Design + Construction, RS&H National Design Director Philip Robbie April 26, 2022 Click Here
Product Focus on WRBs/ Waterproofing
Air and WRB, Waterproofing Membrane, Drainable Wraps, Barrier Systems, Continuous Insulation, Self-Adhering Waterproof Membrane, Water Proofing & Ventilation Mats. Walls and Ceilings Magazine July 27, 2022
Five Plaster Binders
An outline of the five mineral binders used in plasters/ mortars. Walls and Ceilings, Patrick Webb July 27. 2022 EXCELLENT ARTICLE!
What is a Perm?
A perm is simply a unit of measure for the amount of water vapor that will pass through a given area of a material over a period of time...Laverne Dalgleish, ABAA