Steve Pedracine Articles

Air Barrier Association of America Quality Assurance Program
What is the Site Quality Assurance Program? Air Barrier Association of America
Reducing Carbon Dioxide from Cement Production
Finland - Based Company Develops Technique to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Cement Production, Builder Magazine, Mary Salmonsen, October 15, 2021
Stucco in Residential Construction Update
My how time flies! The last time we addressed our handbook on Stucco in Residential Construction (3rd edition) was an errata in 2019. Well we have some news to share: We have been working on an update based on drainage requirements that will likely be implemented in the next code cycle. Stay tuned!
Four Reasons to Consider Panelized EIFS
If you're looking for a speedy construction process, quality control, design flexibility and cost-efficient option, panelized EIFS may be the right call for your next project. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Rick Bunting, July 23, 2021
New E-Screen from Clark Dietrich Brings Effective Moisture Management
Clark Dietrich is adding a new solution to help contractors and builders address moisture management and drainage in exterior wall assemblies with the introduction of E-Screen, a polypropylene entangled mesh rain screen drainage mat. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, August 3, 2021
The Importance of Weather-Resistant Barriers
Weather-resistant barriers can both protect a structure’s walls from air and water infiltration and keep moisture from accumulating in the wall systems. Building Enclosure, Michael Smalley, July 7 2021.
The 10 Keys to a Quality Stucco Job
Want a stucco job done right? Follow these ten steps. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Bruce Bell, June 9, 2021
Commercial construction contractors upbeat on outlook despite worsening material shortages, worker shortages
88% indicate difficulty in finding skilled workers; of those, 35% have turned down work because of it. Building Design and Construction. MARKET DATA |JUNE 17, 2021 |U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Is it an Air Barrier, WRB, Vapor Barrier or Coating of Peanut Butter?
Takeaways from the Air Barrier Symposium held at the Center for Architecture and Design, Philadelphia 2020. Bernardon, John Rock AIA, 2-10-20 
Understanding Walls
Wall assemblies should be designed and constructed for specific hygro-thermal regions, Building Science Corp., Joe Lstiburek, December 15, 2020