PPCSI April Chapter Meeting

April 24, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Warehouse
25 W Cimarron St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday, April 24th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at The Warehouse.

This month's presenter is Andrew Townes with Parex USA.  Andrew’s topic will be on “Adhered Masonry Veneer Systems”.


Adhered masonry walls using veneers such as thin brick, thin stone, and stucco have been in use for decades. Continuous rigid insulation (CI) has become increasingly popular with adhered masonry veneers because it provides far better insulating performance than batt insulation between studs. . This course reviews the various installation methods and types of thin veneer wall systems, and the benefits and limitations of each. Participants will understand how changes in the Energy Codes requiring Continuous Insulation can poses challenges in installation methods and review the available options in installation methods to meet these requirements.

Benefits of Thin Veneer Systems

  • Broad Design Potential with Stone, Brick, or Tile
  • Lightweight offering savings in framing and miscellaneous metal packages
  • Reduces Jobsite Waste



  • Direct Application -Concrete, CMU, and Cement Board
  • Lath – Framed Walls and ICF’s
  • Continuous Insulation – Cement Board, Lath, Direct Application



  • Adhered Masonry Veneer shall comply with the applicable requirements in Section 1405.10 and Sections 6.1 and 6.3 of TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5.
  • Adhered Porcelain Tile shall comply with the requirements in Section 1405.10.2
  • ICC Evaluation Reports Thin Veneers must have an ICC Evaluation Report
  • ASTM References ASTM C1670, ASTM C1780, ASTM C1242
  • American Concrete Institute AC 530
  • NFPA 285


Installation Materials

  • Type S Mortar
  • Type N Mortar
  • Polymer Modified Mortars
  • Air Water Resistive Barriers


Industry References

  • TCNA – Tile Council of North America
  • ACI- America Concrete Industry
  • MVMA – Masonry Veneer Manufactures Association


Presenter's Bio-

Andy Townes CCPR, CSI, has been with Parex USA for 29 years representing the El Rey Stucco, Lahabra, Teifs, Parex and Merkrete brands. He most recently served as the Regional Programs Chair for the Southwest Region of Construction Specifications Institute. Andy has also served as Regional Membership Chair for CSI National. His committed service is complemented by other notable professional accomplishments, including earning his CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) in 1992 and become the first to earn the CCPR (Certified Construction Product Representative) in the state of New Mexico in 2004. He is the Architectural Sales Manager for Parex USA in the Rocky Mountain region, servicing New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

Andy is always happy to share his knowledge and experience of construction and materials to assist members of the design profession with their stucco, Insulated Stucco (CI), Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, EIFS, Water WRB, Tile setting, He’s built a reputation for his ability to develop practical, cost effective solutions, and provide responsive and timely service.

Parex USA


April’s tabletop presenter will be Ben Morales from GCC.  Ben will be presenting GCC's new Rapid Set product line.


For additional details on the meeting and this month's presentation, please click here and go to the March edition of The Intent.  Please register no later than Monday, April 22th.

Cost: There is no cost to chapter members. First time guests are always free. Members are encouraged to send someone in their place if they cannot attend. $20.00 for nonmembers.

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