The second annual Stucco LIVE! will continue to showcase best practices for flashing, lathing, and cement plaster applications for residential and commercial installations at World of Concrete, February 4-7, 2020.

In this area, attendees interact with instructors, product experts and designers to learn the most current trends in stucco applications. Stucco LIVE! is sponsored by the Stucco Manufacturers Association (SMA). SMA members and affiliated associations will also introduce new products and assemblies that meet current energy code standards and high-performance trends.

Today stucco has grown to incorporate several variations of the traditional three-coat cement stucco: Insulated one-coat stucco, acrylic finish coats, decorative foam shapes, rainscreen assemblies, crack suppression and cement board systems are all examples of innovations in stucco. The understanding and proper implementation of these variations/options are important as they can affect design, aesthetics, performance and the installed price.