Stucco has been around over 3,000 years and you would think we have it figured out by now. So how come all the problems? How come we had EIFS? How come we had the Vancouver Condo Crisis? How come we had Minneapolis? How come we now have Pennsylvania and Florida and Texas? And now to make matters worse we have manufactured stone veneer (“thin brick”) aka “lumpy stucco” plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose…. Join this webinar lead by Joe Lstiburek to learn the building physics behind stucco and thin stone veneer failures, and how to detail new wall assemblies for improved durability.
George Torok, B.Tech., (Arch. Sci.), C.E.T., BSSO
George brings a unique breadth and depth of experience to every project, with over 30 years of experience in building enclosure design, construction, performance assessment, failure investigation and rehabilitation for public and private sector buildings of all types across North America. George is a member of MH’s Façade Engineering Team, working with building owners and design teams to achieve balanced, practical and innovative solutions, and providing peer support and mentoring within MH. His focus is fenestration technology, including low-rise residential windows, doors and skylights, high-rise residential window wall, commercial curtain wall and custom, one-of-a-kind glazed architectural structures.
Joe Lstiburek, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dr. Joe Lstiburek is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation and an ASHRAE Fellow. He is a building scientist who investigates building failures. He received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering, and a doctorate in Building Science Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1982.
Joe is a recipient of the Carl Cash Award from ASTM, a “Becky” from the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) and the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) Legacy Award all for lifetime contributions to building science. He has also been inducted into the Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame and has received the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Professional Leadership Award for “changing the way we think about building science and how we perform our work”.