Plaster and the California Missions
The Construction Specifier, Nick Brown, CEPE, February 2, 2016. Click Here
Exploring EIFS' Long-term Sustainability
Construction Canada, Kevin Day and Daniel Schlegel, January 9, 2015. Click Here
Sustainable Cladding Choice Equates to High-performance Building Envelopes
Construction Canada, Amanda Sinnige and Kevin Day, January 18, 2016. Click Here
The History of Plaster in Architecture Rococo and Neoclassical. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Patrick Webb March 2014 Click Here
Wall System Design A Feature of the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) The mission of the Wall System Design is to provide architects, owners, developers, and contractors a single source for credible information about integrated wall and ceiling solutions. 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 Master of Plaster Conservation. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Ray Tiedeman, December 2015. "Okay, you've got a 10,000 square-foot plaster ceiling that's being held up by thousands of beautifully formed keys and lugs. What happens if one of these keys and lug deteriorates and breaks?" Click Here
Fire protection changes in schools. Consulting Specifying Engineer, Carl F. Baldassarra, PE, FSFPE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Oct. 2015. Click Here
WUFI*-Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Building Science Corp., Joe Lstiburek, Nov.2, 2015 Is WUFI*-Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Maybe not. For years I have said that dog won't hunt1. I have come around. The engineer in me likes tools. I can't help it - it is a genetic defect we engineers are born with. Click Here
Fire Testing and Certification Kal Kooner, Walls and Ceiling Magazine, 9-15. Great article on how the NFPA 285 Large Scale Fire Test is performed and how this relates to the building code. Click Here
The Art of Plastering Traditions of Decorative Plastering, Patrick Webb, Walls and Ceilings Magazine, 9-15. 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
Bureau Publishes New Paper on Continuous Insulation: Click on Picture Link Above. Posted 9-15
The Minnesota Lath and Plaster Bureau has suspended doing AIA/ CES Lunch and Learns for 2016, 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.
AE Conrad Is a 4th generation plastering company. "We are proud of our reputation as an honest, responsive, competitive and hard working company. The tenure of our employees assure the professional management of your project." Click Here
As of 1-1-11 the traditional hard copy snail mail format of ONtheWALL was suspended. But never fear, ONtheWALL Light could be coming your way every month. If you haven't done so, subscribe now!
GA-600 21st edition of the Gypsum Association's Fire Resistance Design Manual (FRDM) is Released. Unfortunately this latest edition is not free. You can however still view the 20th Edition. Click Here to View Press Release
Click here to View the Free 20th Edition
Installing Continuous Insulation the Hard Way. Installing Continuous Insulation the Easy Way. Video Link. InsoFast. Click Here
Approximate Weight of an EIF System. Stucco weighs approximately 10.4 lbs./ sf. I am often asked how much EIFS also weighs. Here is your answer. Parex Technical Bulletin. Click Here
Continuing Education on Continuous Insulation. Knowing the details for rigid foam plastic.CSI Specifier, Tom Remmele, June 2015 Click Here
Does a LEED Certified Building Equal a Healthy Building? Straight Green, Walls and Ceilings magazine, Chris Dixon, April 1, 2015
What Efflorescence Really is and How to Treat It. Stucco Stop, Walls and Ceilings magazine, Albert Carillo, April 1, 2015. Click Here
Video: Stucco Crack Reduction System - A Polymer- Modified Base Coat and Mesh Stucco Manufacturer's Association. You Tube February 17, 2013 Click Here
Durability of Water-Resistive Barriers the Construction Specifier, Beth Anne Feero, EIT and David H. Nicastro, PE, February 2015
Continuing Education on Continuous Insulation the Construction Specifier, Tom Remmele, CSI, February 2015
High Performance EIFS. WBDG.Org, Richard Martens BASF Corp. 3-14-12. Posted 11-14. Click Here
Ten More! Ten More Reasons Why EIFS Should Be Your #1 Choice of Cladding. ONtheWALL, the newsletter of the MNLPB, Steve Pedracine. Posted 9-14.
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Open EIFS: A Resilient 100 Year Wall. M. Steven Doggett Ph.D, LEED AP, July 18, 2014. Posted 9-14.Click Here to Read
Prosit! Salud! Cups Up! Cheers! ...Expounding on Expanded Metal Lath A reprise article first published in 2004. Posted 8-14. Steve Pedracine, MNLPB Click Here to Read
Plaster is the Answer A video produced by the Minnesota Lath and Plaster Bureau. Posted 7-14. Click Here to View