• GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete): High-end Design with Complex shapes, Precise Tolerance, Pre-engineered Installation Support
    Architectural GFRC: High-end Design | Pre-engineered Installation Support
  • SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House | GFRC Products Require Way Less Support Structure for Construction Compared to other Stone Products
    SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House | Simple Construction Support Framework
  • High-end Design of Corinthian Columns and Cornices | Structural Support Required for GFRC at Higher Elevation is much Simpler
    High-end Design of Corinthian Columns and Cornices | Architectural GFRC
  • GFRC Stone is Hollow from inside with Freedom to Integrate Support Structure Frames | Technology Still Provides the Stone High Strength and Durability
    GFRC Stone is Hollow from inside | Get Integrated Support Structure Framing
  • High Strength to Weight Ratio Enables GFRC Design with Simpler Construction and Easier Structural Requirements
    High Strength to Weight Ratio | GFRC is very well Suited at Higher Elevation
  • GFRC Product Piece with Built-in Installation Support Frame being Placed in Position | GFRC Simplifies Onsite Construction
    GFRC Cornice Placed in Position | Steel Frame Attaches Directly to Building Support
  • Simple Lightweight Pole Holding GFRC Cornice in Place While being Installed | Other Architectural Stone Products Require Extensive Support Framework for Construction
    Simple Lightweight Pole Holding GFRC Cornice in Place While being Installed
  • Final Phase of Cornice Piece Installation | Cornice at Higher Elevation is a Key Design Element at the SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House
    Cornices are a Key Design Element at the SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House
  • Design Freedom with Manufactured Stone | Custom Molds with Manufacturing Technology and Plants Create High End Aesthetics
    Manufactured Stone | Custom Molds with Precision Open up Design Freedom
  • Custom Signage on the Cornices is Designed into Manufactured GFRC Stone Pieces | Easy Handling of Large Size GFRC Pieces at the Construction Site
    Signage Designed into Architectural GFRC | Easy Handling of Large Piece
  • Close up View of GFRC Cornice from side | SEE more about Manufacturing Technique in VIDEOS
    Close up View of GFRC Cornice from side | SEE more about it in VIDEOS...
  • Back side of a GFRC Custom Cornice Design Piece | Steel Frame is Integrated in the Stone at Time of Manufacturing
    Back side of Cornice Design Piece | Steel Frame Pre-Integrated with Stone
  • GFRC Products Create Finish of Stone with Desired Color and Finish with Built-in Frame, Anchors for Onsite Installation
    Thickened Edges for Installation Support | Design Details Make Seamless Connections
  • Installers Able to Easily Position Cornice Piece in Place
    Lighter Weight: Installers Able to Easily Position Large Size GFRC Stone Piece in Place

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.


SEE PRODUCT MANUFACTURING IN WORKS: VIDEOS

 

Learn more about the steps to build GFRC cornices for this project – custom molds, technology, manufacturing, preparation for final release. SEE VIDEO CLIPS >>

 

See design craftsmanship of custom mold making, and manufacturing of fluted GFRC columns used for the SMU Delta Gamma Sorority project. LEARN MORE WITH VIDEO CLIPS >>


GFRC INSTALLATION, CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT

 

Pre-engineered built in connections simplified the installation empowering architect’s design process. SEE video with connection details, products being installed on the project site >> 

 

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.”


PROJECT IMAGES:

 

  • SMU Delta Gamma | Architectural GFRC Cladding | , Fluted GFRC Columns with Corinthian Capitals
    SMU Delta Gamma | Architectural GFRC Cladding, Fluted GFRC Columns with Corinthian Capitals
  • Fluted GFRC Columns, Cornices using Precise Custom Molds and Cutting Edge Manufacturing Capabilities
    Fluted GFRC Columns, Cornices using Precise Custom Molds and Cutting Edge Manufacturing Capabilities
  • GFRC Fulted Columns, Corinthian Capitals | SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House
    GFRC Fulted Columns, Corinthian Capitals | SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House
  • SMU Sorority House | Architectural Stone Design using Custom Manufactured GFRC Products
    SMU Sorority House | Architectural Stone Design using Custom Manufactured GFRC Products
  • AAS Value Engineering for SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House | Architectural GFRC Blended Seamlessly with Adjacent Buildings that used other Stone Products
    AAS Value Engineering for SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House | Architectural GFRC Blended Seamlessly with Adjacent Buildings that used other Stone Products

Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)

 

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Much simpler installation compared to other stone products
  • Consistent product quality and finish, durability
  • Unparalleled design freedom

MORE ABOUT GFRC >>


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