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Why GFRC Construction of Michigan GFRC is Better

Why GFRC Construction of Michigan GFRC is Better GFRC is a composite of cement, glass fibers, aggregates and polymers. GFRC Construction is working directly with Mike Cavanaugh, Gulfstream Manufacturing Group, Inc. who helped pioneered the design and production of glass … Continue reading

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GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) Sandwich Panels

GFRC Sandwich Panels A GFRC (glass fibe reinforced concrete) sandwich panel is a composite of three or more materials bonded together to form a structural panel. It takes advantage of the shear strength of a low density core material and the … Continue reading

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GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Properties

GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Properties The design of GFRC panels proceeds from a knowledge of its basic properties under tensile, compressive, bending and shear forces, coupled with estimates of behavior under secondary loading effects such as creep, thermal and moisture movement. There … Continue reading

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GFRC Laminates- glass fiber reinforced concrete

GFRC Laminates The most common form in which fiber-reinforced (GFRC) composites are used in structural application is called a laminate. It is obtained by stacking a number of thin layers of fibers and matrix and consolidating them into the desired thickness. The … Continue reading

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GFRC Composition – glass fiber reinforced concrete

GFRC Composition GFRC – Glass fiber reinforced composite materials consist of high strength glass fiber embedded in a cementitious matrix. In this form, both fibers and matrix retain their physical and chemical identities, yet they produce a combination of properties that … Continue reading

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General mixes for using Glass Fiber Reinforcement – GFRC

General mixes for using Glass Fiber Reinforcement Actually when using GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) in many cases you will be spraying the finish or face coat first without the glass fibers and then the second coat or base coat … Continue reading

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Why are Contractors and Designers going with GFRC

Why are Contractors, Architects and Designers going with GFRC? There are plenty of reasons you should consider using GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) when considering a material that is light, strong, weather resistant, attractive and fire retardant material is required. … Continue reading

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GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)

GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) GFRC has all the characteristics of regular concrete. A number of additional qualities, however, give GFRC significant advantages. Most obviously, GFRC is up to 80% lighter than concrete, so it’s easier to work with and … Continue reading

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GFRC is …

Basically, GFRC is an ultra-strong composite made of Portland cement infused with randomly dispersed glass fibers that reinforce the concrete and increase its load-bearing capacity.

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Affecting Cost of your GFRC project

Some design considerations that may affect the cost of GFRC used in your project: The amount of detail. Number of repetitive pieces of glass fiber reinforcedconcrete. (Numerous casts of a GFRC shapes are more economical per piece, than one-time only … Continue reading

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