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Stucco - Doing It Right

This seminar is based on ASTM C926 and C1063 and covers the application of portland cement-based plaster applied to metal and solid bases. Developed under the guidance of an expert oversight group of contractors and manufacturers.


A more knowledgeable management team

Competitive advantage

Increased production

Improved project management

Topics Covered

The seminar is aimed at owners, project managers, estimators, superintendents
and foremen as well as architects and code officials.

Topics Include:

  • What to look for before you place a bid
  • What to look for before you mobilize
  • Codes, standards and guides
  • What accessories are needed
  • Weather concerns
  • Regional differences
  • Stress control and cracking
  • Color problems
  • Dissimilar materials
  • Terminology

See our EIFS Certification Program

What's Included

The course instructor interacts with attendees by using real-life scenarios, slides and graphic animation to portray the range of material.*

* This is not a certification program; however, each seminar participant will receive a certificate of attendance.

Headshot of EIFS instructor Mike Boyd

Seminar Instructor

Mike Boyd

In 2002, after 40 years successful experience as a plaster and drywall subcontractor, Mike Boyd formed Boyd Consulting Group. His company serves architects, building owners, developers, property managers, general contractors, exterior wall subcontractors, attorneys, insurance companies, realtors and homeowners.

“I was a lath apprentice and a plaster apprentice when I was a teen,” says Mike. “I have been in the stucco business in some form or another since I was 13 years old (1960).”

Mike was a key part of nationally respected Ray Boyd Plaster & Drywall, a family business that spanned 55 years. He says the thing he’s most proud of is “that in the history of the Ray Boyd companies 1947 – 2002, we were NEVER involved in any type of claim, arbitration, mediation, litigation, or lawsuit dealing with the installation of our work (lath, plaster, stucco, fireproofing, EIFS.)”

Mike Boyd has been an active leader in the industry at the local, state and national levels. He is a Certified EIFS Inspector as certified by:

  • The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI)
  • Exterior Design Institute (EDI)
  • Moisture Warranty Corporation (MWC)


"The Stucco—Doing It Right® seminar presented great information on preventative thinking and management of stucco systems in relation to the entire project and long term performance. The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to follow. "

Craig T. Hunt, Owner, Trinity Drywall Systems, Ft. Worth, TX.

"The Stucco—Doing It Right® seminar put things from the back of my mind to the front. I'll make sure my foremen attend the next seminar."

Rick Williams, VP, MTCS, Inc., Seagoville, TX.

"Information on lath and accessories was very helpful.

Dulles, VA

"It was a great seminar!"

Richmond, VA

"We will use the proper curing methods more accurately as a result of having attended the Stucco-Doing It Right seminar."

Richmond, VA

"It was great networking with my peers and refreshing my knowledge for quality projects."

Stafford, VA

"Great information. Useful and instantly applicable."

Dulles, VA

"I was happy with the presentation and would recommend it to other contractors."

Hackensack, NJ

Get Started

This is a one-day seminar starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. on March 27, 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

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