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GFRC – Precast Concrete | concrete structures

GFRC – Precast Concrete The traditional, and perhaps still the best, way to manufacture precast GFRC elements is by hand spraying the GFRC into a mold. This is how most precast GFRC architectural cladding panels are made and also most … Continue reading

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GFRC – Precast Concrete and The Green Movement

GFRC – Precast Concrete and The Green Movement GFRC and ‘Green Building’ The GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) materials are themselves easy on the environment. For more information please visit: GFRC and The Green Movement: http://www.gfrcconstruction.com/category/green-building-2/

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Benefits of GFRC – Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Benefits of GFRC There are lots of good reasons to use GFRC for thin sections of concrete: Lighter weight: With GFRC, concrete can be cast in thinner sections and is therefore as much as 75% lighter than similar pieces cast … Continue reading

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GFRC Panels

GFRC Panels Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) – Is one of the most innovative construction materials available today. GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) facilitates unprecedented opportunities for building design. GFRC is a portland cement based composite with alkaliresistant glass fiber, randomly dispersed throughout the product. Because the glass fiber adds flexural, tensile and impact strengths, the … Continue reading

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Download the GFRC Construction Toolbar

GFRC Construction toolbar has a great Video Conference and Video Email Feature, which allows you to setup a video conference with one of out GFRC Guru’s or send a video email right from the toolbar to any email address you … Continue reading

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GFRC and Building Codes

GFRC and Building Codes GFRC is covered in section 1903.11 of the Uniform Building Code (49); ICBO’s Evaluation Report ER-4359(49) Section 1406.3 of the National Building Code (87) Section 1910 of the Standard Building Code (88) Table 719.1(2) items 15-1.10 … Continue reading

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How GFRC panels are installed

How GFRC panels are installed GFRC cladding panels are erected on site by teams trained in safe handling and installation. The lighter weight of the panels makes installation simpler and faster. Often, GFRC panel installation can take place without the need for an external scaffolding. With proper … Continue reading

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Weight of GFRC per square foot

Weight of GFRC per square foot GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) weighs between 6 and 14 lbs per square foot vs. 70 to 80 lbs for a 6” precast concrete panel. The benefits of weight savings with GFRC can include: Less … Continue reading

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Four main BENEFITS of a CSIP structure with GFRC

The Four main BENEFITS of a CSIP structure with GFRC  are: CSIP using GFRC IS ECONOMICAL (typically ±25% less expensive than Conventional brick and mortar): 1. Fast and easy building process The CSIP (Composite structural insulated panels) with GFRC System is … Continue reading

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Characteristic properties of a GFRC/EPS structure

Characteristic properties of a GFRC/EPS structure By applying this light weight composite material (GFRC/EPS) walls, ceilings, floors, beams and columns, arobust and sustainable building structure is achieved. These materials combined form an incrediblystrong bond that is lightweight and yet withstands … Continue reading

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