The mission of the Florida Lath & Plaster Bureau shall be to preserve, promote and positively affect the quality of traditional Portland Cement-based Plastering in Florida by providing technical support and education for Contractors, Sub-contractors, Home Builders, Building Officials, Architects, Engineers, and producers; as well as to provide industry expertise to the development of Building Codes and Standards.
Support Your Industry
Today’s construction environment is a fast-paced, ever-changing labyrinth of intersecting and often conflicting codes and standards that have long-ranging effects upon the manufacturers, plasterers, design professionals, building officials and contractors. As a member of FLAPB, you’ll be able to stay ahead of the curve and keep your organization on track to provide the best, most current solutions for issues facing the plastering industry today.
FLAPB is aligned with and endorsed by the Florida Concrete & Products Association, the Masonry Association of Florida and the Florida Walls & Ceilings Contractors Association. We work closely with all these organizations to provide interactive communications between the trades.
Training and teaching.
The FLAPB strives to provide up to date training in all aspects of the plastering trade except apprenticeship. The Stucco Workshop, a 4-hour continuing education session, has been delivered to hundreds of plasterers, contractors, architects, engineers and building officials over the last 10 years. This is a comprehensive, code & standards, best practice based training session aimed at improving the quality of plaster work in Florida. As a member of FLAPB you’ll be able to contribute to the content or presentation of this and any future workshops.
FLAPB members keep a close watch on upcoming trends and regulations in the industry. Movements are discussed and a course of action agreed upon by consensus vote.
Your membership will afford your company the opportunity to discuss and develop agreed upon “best practices” for the industry. Many FLAPB members are also ASTM members. As a matter of course we discuss proposed changes to both the Standards and the Codes affecting plastering while endeavoring to come to a consensus as to the proper language and intent of these documents.
Coordination and clarification of requirements.
In an ongoing effort to reduce confusion, the FLAPB is actively pursuing the coordination of specific clauses in both the Codes and Standards for the purposes of both clarification and conflict resolution between the documents. Additionally, members have direct input into the content of Technical Bulletins issued by FLAPB. These bulletins are available as free downloads from the FLAPB website: www.flapb.com.