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The Assyrian Room of
the Cathedral Ancient
and Accepted Scottish
Rite of FreeMasonry (the
Temple of the Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry
today) in Valley of
Guthrie, Okla., shows the
plastering work in 1922
and the room today.

lime plaster left a defective finish. "Small
particles appear to expand and push themselves out of the plaster, leaving tiny holes,"
said an article in The National Builder (Sept.
1, 1924). Some thought impurities in the
plaster to be the culprit, but no one knew for
sure. So, the National Bureau of Standards
(the National Institute of Standards and
Technology today) conducted lime testing.
The testing was co-sponsored by the National
Lime Association and CPIA. The results
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showed that the "popping" of plaster was
due to the over-burning of lime, a problem
that can occur during hydration of the lime
product. Other than sand, coarse impurities
do not cause popping, the study found.
Lath specification. In "Better Plastering,"
an article series for plastering mechanics,
American Builder (June 1, 1925) cited
CPIA's recommended specification for
applying wood lath.

"There is nothing upon which the continued interior beauty of the finished home is
more dependent" than the wood lath base,
American Builder stated.
CPIA specified the grade of wood lath,
the importance of having a 3/4-inch key
between lath and the size nails to use.
CPIA also provided recommendations on
which wood lath species to use depending
on the region. CPIA was now an authority.
Its work on developing specifications and

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In 1926, National
Gypsum Company
introduced Gold Bond
gypsum wallboard to
the field. The company
used a sash weight
test to show how its
wallboard was strong
but not brittle.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Celebrating 100 years

AWCI's 100th Anniversary Video
i. Table of Contents
ii. Forward
iii. Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. 1918-1919 : The Master Minds
Chapter 2. The 1920s: Choosing Sides
Chapter 3. The 1930s: Unity Prevails
Chapter4. The 1940s: Dormancy and Revival
Chapter 5. The 1950s: Plaster vs. Drywall
Chapter 6. The 1960s: Other Lines of Endeavor
Chapter 7. The 1970s: Consolidation
Chapter 8. The 1980s: The Growth Years
Chapter 9. The 1990s: Money
Chapter 10. The 2000s: Exceptional Times
Chapter 11. The 2010s: We the Industry
Chapter 12. The Future
Chapter 13. The Sponsors
Appendix 1. AWCI’s Presidents
Appendix 2. AWCI Awards (the E.F. Venzie Award and the Pinnacle Award)
Appendix 3. Lifetime Members
Appendix 4. Longtime AWCI Members
Appendix 5. AWCI Board of Directors
Appendix 6. The Organization Behind the Leadership
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