EMPOWERING EDUCATION

EMPOWERING EDUCATION

WE BELIEVE IN EDUCATION + COMMUNITY 

The courses listed here are taught in various locations throughout the year by leading industry experts. They are designed to provide you with critical up-to-date knowledge, keeping you abreast of the dynamic changes in our field, allowing you the opportunity to easily learn and apply the latest techniques and standards on the job. We look forward to seeing you in class. 

STUCCO + ASTM STANDARDS

STUCCO BASICS 

An overview for stucco contractors and employees, this course is a basic review of both the 2-coat and 3-coat stucco claddings in reference to current Florida Codes and the ASTM Standards. In this seminar, you will cover the basic components of stucco assemblies, including lath and accessories, acceptable substitutes, proper installation methods and details, limitations and benefits of stucco assemblies and various types of stucco finishes currently available. 

 

IF YOU DON’T DO THIS, IT WILL LEAK – WHY STUCCO FAILS 

A presentation on the reasons why stucco fails and manners in which to eliminate problems down the road. Topics to be covered include the following list below, and will be followed up by a question and answer session: 

 

  • Stucco is not used as a structural element (except it is) 
  • Stucco is a cladding
  • Stucco is NOT waterproof
  • Stucco IS water repellent
  • Stucco requires a protective coating
  • Read other contracts and the current code
  • Do ONLY what you know
  • Location, Preparation details/Application
  • Write home for money
  • Become a weatherman
  • Post application
  • Finishes by others

STUCCO – Codes & ASTM Standards Update 

 

The Florida Building and Residential Codes are updated every 3 years with glitch supplements each year. The ASTM standards governing stucco may undergo multiple changes per year. ASTM Standards cover all of North America and 56 other countries. This course gives insight to these changes and what is to come including: 

  • Specific Changes to Florida Codes & ASTM Standards relative to Stucco
  • Proposals for Future Changes
  • Clarification & New Proposals to ASTM Standards
  • Update of Florida Lath & Plaster Bureau Activities

READING BLUEPRINTS

BLUE PRINT READING 101: A CLOSER LOOK INTO ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS/DETAILS/DIMENSIONS 

 

An overview of the different types of drawings and where to find what information. An exercise wherein attendees will work with actual blue prints and “find” something in the drawings. 

 

The Different Sets of Drawings

  • Structural (Foundation, Floors, Columns, Beams)
  • Architectural (Life Safety, Dimensions, Finishes, Details, Ceilings)
  • Mechanical (HVAC, Chilled Water, Coiling Units)
  • Electrical (Underground, Walls, Ceilings, Life Safety, Fixtures, Panels)
  • Plumbing (Hot/Cold Water, Venting, Drains)
  • Fire Suppression (Fire Sprinklers, Mains, Heads, pump)
  • Site/Civil Drawings (Grading, Roads, Landscaping, Surveying)

How are the Other Sets of Drawings Useful?

  • Structural (Slab elevations, steel connection, floor heights)
  • Mechanical (scheduling, access, top out, dampers, openings)
  • Electrical (Access, lights layout, electrical rooms)

Specifications

  • All Specifications (spec numbers and what they are, why)
  • Specs for Drywallers to Know
  • Division 1 – (information, safety requirements, general requirements)
  • Division 5 – (054000)
  • Division 6 – (061000) Carpentry, GFRP
  • Division 7 – (072100, 072500, Fire stopping)
  • Division 8 – (Doors/Windows)
  • Division 9 – (092116, 092900)
  • Division 10 (Specialties)
  • When the Specs conflict with the drawings, which takes precedence

Shop Drawings

  • Steel Shops
  • Door and Window Shops
  • Bathroom Shops
  • Recessed Fixture Shops
  • Wall Accessories – Hospitals
  • Millwork Shops

CONTACT US

 

PO Box 18045
Casselberry, FL 32718-0458

 

Phone: (407) 260-1313
Fax: (407) 260-5732