Steve Pedracine Articles

Improving Stucco Performance
The Better the understanding of stucco, the better the stucco installation. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, William Spilchen P.E., March 17, 2021
Weather barriers, water-resistive barriers, air barriers, and vapor retarders – Are they not all the same?
Control layers are not materials. Each control layer provides a different function in a building enclosure. Air Barrier Association of America, Laverne Dalgleish/ Brian Stroik, March 2021
Capillarity Sucks
One moisture transport mechanism that is often overlooked in building construction is capillarity or capillary suction. Building Science Corp., Joe Lstiburek, March 15, 2021
The Climate of Change
An Overview of how the Energy Crisis of the 70's Helped Birth a Stronger Initiative Toward the Energy Efficient Building Movement. Walls and Ceilings, Scott Robinson, January 15, 2021
Why Wall Flashing Installation Errors Are So Common
SBC Magazine. Originally published by the Journal of Light Construction. Christine Williamson, August 27, 2020
Zero Energy Buildings growth driven by government policy, stringent codes, technologies
Restraints include high upfront cost, and lack of universal definition and approaches. Building Design + Construction. Codes and Standards, Peter Fabris, January 11, 2021
2021 Construction Forecast
Non-Residential Building Spending will drop 5.7%, Bounce Back in 2022. Building Design +Construction, Market Data, January 19, 2021
Moroccan Aesthetics
A Break-down of Moroccan-Like Plaster Tailored for the U.S. Market. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Patrick Webb 12-7-2020
Cement Stucco: What Contractors Need to Know
Webinar by Walls and Ceilings Magazine. John Wyatt Editor for W&C/ Mark Fowler Stucco Manufacturers Association. 2020
States Adopt New Energy-Saving Rules but COVID-19 Slows Overall Progress
Minnesota (#9), the Midwest’s leader, continues to report strong results from utility-run programs that help customers save energy. Building Enclosure 12-16-20