Plastering Resource Library

Energy Code and Plaster Assemblies

HOW TO MAKE CONTINUOUS INSULATION WORK   PREFACE Energy code regulations, particularly California’s Title 24, require a more prevalent use of continuous insulation (CI) overall framed walls. The CI design approach is intended to prevent or minimize the thermal transfer often referred to as “thermal short-circuiting” or “thermal bridging.” This is related to the natural […]

Resource Library

Cement Manufacturing Process

The raw materials needed to produce cement (calcium carbonate, silica, alumina, and iron ore) are generally extracted from limestone rock, chalk, shale, or clay. These raw materials are won from the quarry by either extraction or blasting. These naturally occurring minerals are then crushed through a milling process. At this stage, additional minerals are added […]

Resource Library

Cement Basics

Why is it called “Portland” cement? Joseph Aspdin, an English mason who patented the product in 1824, named it Portland cement because it produced a concrete that resembled the color of the natural limestone quarried on the Isle of Portland, an island in the English Channel. The Wide World of Cement There are many different […]

Class 2

J. Glover Iron Horse

The Iron Horse is an exclusive J. Glover mobile plaster pump. Equipped with an Iron Horse plaster pump and a Powermix 1010 or Powermix 912. The Powermix 912 is a direct-drive with a separate gas powered engine. The Powermix 1010 is hydraulicly driven from the power source engine. The Powermix 1010 is more efficient, safer, and uses […]