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The Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters of CSI in cooperation with the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona are presenting a 2 hour seminar and demonstration on March 7th, 10:00 AM to Noon. The topic will be exterior lath and plaster design.


The program is open to Cal Poly students and interested architects and specifiers. 2 hours AIA LU/HSW will be offerred.


This program will be held in the Cal Poly Department of Architecture located at 3801 West Temple, Pomona, CA. 91768. The specific on campus location is Classroom 89A which is located behind the Interim Design Building, Bldg 89, at the corner of Eucalyptus Lane & Citrus Lane. A Parking Permit must be obtained at the yellow kiosk for Classroom 89A at the entrance to the parking lot immediately in front of Building 89. The fee for a Parking Permit is $5.00. A map of the campus, with directional notations, is attached


The presentations will be made by Mr. Bryan Stanley, CSI, CEP and Darin Coats, CSI -  Technical Advisors for the Technical Services Information Bureau, (TSIB) of the Western Walls and Ceilings Contractors Association Also presenting will be Mr. Kevin Welsel, Director of Product Development for Omega Products and Current President of the Stucco Manufacturer’s Association.



“Stucco 101”

Stucco has been used successfully as an exterior envelope material for hundreds of years.  However, the material does have limitations, (it’s brittle and absorbs water), and understanding how to detail for these is critical to a problem free installation.


The program will cover topics such as framing, metal lath and crack control joints, proper detailing of weather resistant barriers, trims and accessories, effective curing methods and the impacts of the new State Energy Code on exterior stucco wall design.


The second section of the seminar will be presented by Mr. Kevin Wensel, President of the Stucco Manufacturer’s Association.  He will discuss options to reduce the likelihood of stucco cracking, cement-based versus acrylic finishes, and one coat stucco.


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Stucco Seminar Cost:


LA, IE, & OC CSI MEMBERS . . .  $135

NON-CSI MEMBERS . . . . . . . . .  $150

INTERN ARCHITECTS . . . . . . . .  $50

STUDENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE


Please click here to register online

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Payment can also be made at the door with cash or check if pre-registered.  No show’s will be billed.






The Inland Empire Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute