The first draft of an application installation manual for one coat stucco is being finalized by Ronald Ogawa & Associates, as reported by the National One Coat Stucco Association in its newsletter "One Coat News." The draft was sent to the NOCSA board of directors in May.

The board of directors met last year to develop a plan for the manual's promotion. Ben Garcia, Tim Williams and Ted Jones created an outline (for the manual) that the board have reviewed and revised.

In January, the board authorized Ogawa to develop the manual from an outline prepared by the board.

Several NOCSA member manufacturers have submitted details, drawings, photographs and other technical information to assist Ogawa.

The manual will not be merely a collection of standards and codes but focus on installation, Ogawa said.

The final draft of the manual is expected to be available in fall 2005.