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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Three Coat Stucco—Specify it Right & Make it Work

Start Date: 12/3/2020 2:00 PM EST
End Date: 12/3/2020 8:00 PM EST

United States 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify features and characteristics of hard coat stucco systems, including options, moisture management, crack suppression, mold prevention, fire resistance, recommendations for fire prone areas, and possible Energy Code and Life Cycle Cost Analysis issues.
  2. Illustrate basic detailing for stucco, including weep screed, head of wall, saddle flashing, kickouts, etc.
  3. Identify different finishes, cement versus acrylic, including pros and cons of each; texture options, including improving smooth trowel finish; and decorative foam shapes with options.
  4. Explain the differences between proprietary and generic assemblies as well as system selection related to codes and standards.



This course covers the codes and standards related to three and two coat portland cement plaster (stucco). Industry accepted practices and troubleshooting will be covered. A discussion on rainscreen and continuous insulation, as well as Energy Code compliance issues for cement stucco will be covered as well.

Three Coat Stucco

Photo courtesy of the Stucco Manufacturers Association



Mark Fowler is the Technical Director for two trade associations. He is also the author of the Stucco Resource Guide and the Drywall and Plaster Manual. Mark is the Project manager at Soltner Group Architects and an industry expert for the California State License Board—C 35 (Lath and Plaster). He is also an ASTM organization group member.


Plastic Components, Inc.
Spec Mix
Structa Wire
Originally published in December 2020