Stucco: Details for Success and Explanations of Failures

with Foster Lyons

This course is a primer on hard coat and synthetic stucco systems for use in exterior walls. The course provides an introduction for architects, builders, and designers on how to design stucco finishes for exterior walls that reduce the risk for material failure, water entry, mold growth, poor indoor air quality, material decay and structural failure.

The course will enable participants to:

1. Recognize the unique properties of hard-coat and synthetic stucco exterior wall assemblies.

2. Identify the geographic regions of the united states that are most at risk with regard to stucco failure caused by water entry.

3. Identify the physical phenomena and wall assembly functionality with regard to rain water management and water vapor diffusion.

4. Select and incorporate into wall assembly designs the proper material and assembly details to prevent stucco failure and to prevent water entry, mold growth, poor indoor air quality, material decay and structural failure.

Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program

Program Level: Introductory

Provider Number: G193

AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: September 23, 2022

Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.


This course will be offered on December 6, 2019, 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM, as part of the Health, Safety, and Welfare in Traditional Design day. Course registration is available on the program page here.