Traditional Plaster 101
1 AIA HSW Learning Unit
Speaker: Patrick Webb, Lecturer and Research Associate, The Center for Traditional Craft in Savannah, GA
- Define what "plaster" means in everyday use and how it corresponds to the similar terms of stucco and mortar.
- Explain the important role of aggregates and fibers.
- Provide an overview of the general chemical behavior of various plaster binders.
- Give examples of practical applications in contemporary building and how heritage plasters have been put to good use in the past.
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