AAS Architectural GFRC Project: SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House
SMU (Southern Methodist University) Delta Gamma Sorority House is on the east side of the main campus of the university. The school has a strict code of design compatibility for all buildings on the campus. The design is collegiate Georgian.
AAS has provided the vibrant-tamp cast stone as well as architectural wet-precast concrete panels for a number of building on the SMU campus. However, while working with the architects during the design phase, the project team recommended Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) products, as they require much less steel framing compared to natural stone or other cast stone products. The new sorority house building blends seamlessly with other buildings in the campus.
Scroll down below to see images of the elevation of this sorority house.
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GFRC INSTALLATION, CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT
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Mason for the project: “This was our first project with GFRC. Installation was much simpler than any other cast stone project that we have done so far. GFRC is extremely easy to install.”
- High strength to weight ratio
- Much simpler installation compared to other stone products
- Consistent product quality and finish, durability
- Unparalleled design freedom
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