Training Itinerary – Certified Sealed Stucco System Technician

Here is an itinerary of events during the 2-day Sealed Stucco System technician training course. There will be a certification exam and hands-on knowledge demonstration. Classes start at 8 a.m. and lunch will be provided by the Stucco Institute.

Topic Description
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
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 StructaLath 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 the 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
4:30PM - 5:30PM Examinations and Certifications Students will be tested and certified