2-day Sealed Stucco System Training Itinerary

The 2-day Sealed Stucco System course includes a certification exam and hands-on knowledge demonstration. Classes start at 8 a.m. and lunch will be provided by the Stucco Institute.

[Course Dates and Enrollment]

Topic Description of Training
Day 1: 8AM - 10AM Stucco Envelope Failures, their causes and cures Photographs and case histories of building envelope failures from improper plan details, product specifications and installation procedures.
10AM - 10:30AM Break Break
10:30AM - 12PM Stucco Codes and Regulations Understanding Florida’s Code requirements, ASTM C-926 and C-1063, and Sealed Stucco System Code approvals.
12PM - 1PM Lunch Provided Lunch Provided
1PM - 2PM Understanding coatings and coating applications Different types of coating base materials, preparing a stucco wall for coating application, applying coatings, measuring mil thickness.
2PM - 2:30PM Sealants Understanding different sealants, use and application of sealants, tooling and 3 point adhesion, backer rods and their uses.
2:30PM - 3:15PM Break Break
3:15PM - 4PM Weather Resistant Barriers Energy code requirements for air and moisture barriers, Types of weather resistant barriers and vapor barriers, effect on stucco curing
4PM - 4:30PM Flashings Integration of weather resistant barrier and roof/wall flashings, Integrating the flashings with the stucco system, balcony, deck and wall flashings and terminations
4:30PM - 5PM Hands on Flashing Construction Students will prepare and build mock flashing details for typical stucco interfaces and terminations.
Day 2: 8AM - 10AM Estimating Job Materials Estimating Structalath, installing Structalath, accessories and terminations, estimating quantity of stucco bag goods and materials, estimating the quantity of coatings and sealants.
10AM - 10:30AM Break Break
10:30AM - 12PM Installing the StractaLath Installing the StructaLath wire, fastening and fastening pattern, installing accessories, panelizing (control) joints, weep screed and terminations.
12PM - 1PM Lunch Provided Lunch Provided
1PM - 2PM Application of Stucco Proper mixing and proportions, applying the stucco, monolithic application of coats, rodding and screeding, densification, cutting keyways and relief kerfs, preparing for coatings and sealants, curing of stucco mass.
2PM - 2:30PM Application of Coating Understanding the PH level, hot primers, applying the coating, roller nap rollers, applying the coating, spray equipment, determining required mil thickness.
2:30PM - 3:15PM Break Break
3:15PM - 4PM Sealants Preparing the base to receive sealants, fenestration corners, interfaces, backer rods, kerfs and keyways, sealing penetrations, tooling, using spatulas.
4PM - 4:30PM Hands-On Demonstrations Hands on module for application, densification and rodding of corners. Customer information, maintenance, placing placards and technician obligations and responsibilities, code of conduct.
4:30 - 5:30PM Examinations/Certifications Students will be tested and certified