Architectural GFRC – Thin Concrete Panels for Exterior Cladding, Veneers, Columns

GFRC, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete, has concrete front facing with options to match look of virtually any other type of stone products. The back is sprayed with layers of glass fibers and concrete admixture to make it ¾” inch thick. Since this architectural concrete stone is hollow from inside, it is much lighter than other cast stone or natural stone products. Architectural GFRC has very competitive strength to weight ratio. AAS has technology and design expertise to custom fabricate GFRC panels in complex shapes. Designers can match any custom color with the control sample. The GFRC products can have pre-engineered connections integrated at the time of manufacturing making it much simpler to install.


Case Study: GFRC Design Process

Fluted GFRC Columns, Cornices using Precise Custom Molds and Cutting Edge Manufacturing Capabilities

Design assist, custom GFRC manufacturing, construction assist, installation support […]

St. Francis Church: Case Study

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church | Grand Vision of Architect's Design Realized by Combining Dry Vibrant-tamp Cast Stone, Wet-pour Precast Concrete, GFRC

Combined GFRC, Dry Vibrant-tamp Cast Stone, Wet-pour Precast Concrete […]

GFRC Connections Simplify Installation

Architectural GFRC | Pre-engineered, Built-in Connections | Installation Support | Installation of GFRC Products at SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House

Pre-engineered GFRC connections simplify installation, open up design options […]

Project Execution, Design Support

Higher Education Corporate Headquarters Building - Cast stone, GFRC with glass, steel structure

Design review, custom fabrication, construction planning, installation, troubleshooting […]

Why GFRC? When Does It Make Sense?

AAS Case Study | Ronald Tutor Center, USC | Architectural Materials Used - Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, GFRC

GFRC Primer [Project Image Above: USC Ronald Tutor Center] […]

For Architects

AAS PROJECT: Methodist State University - Caruth Hall | Cast Stone, Precast | Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects | Austin Commercial | Dee Brown Masonry

AAS System to cater to architects’ design process, project specific custom fabrication […]

CASE STUDY: Dry Creek

AAS Case Study | PROJECT: Dry Creek Elementary School - Lehi, UT | GFRC Panels | SEE CASE STUDY ...

Custom GFRC Panels at Higher Elevation of School Entry Way | Lighter Weight, Pre-engineered Installation Support Simplified Construction […]

GFRC Integration with Brick Veneer

AAS Architectural GFRC Project - Gilbert Christian - Custom Color and Finish for Desired Design Aesthetics

Case Study: Architectural GFRC Cladding, Veneer, Trim, Columns, Wainscots, Balustrade | Custom Color and Finish for Desired Design Aesthetic […]

Design Options with Custom Shapes

Jeffersonian Design using Custom Design Manufactured Stone | Old Parkland, Dallas, TX | Specially Designed Columns, Egg-n-Dart Rope Design, Large Dentils, Profile | Project Specific Custom Molds, Product Batch Mixing, Manufacturing, Sequencing, Delivery, Installation Support

Jeffersonian Design using Custom Design Manufactured Stone | Old Parkland, Dallas, TX | Specially Designed Columns, Egg-n-Dart Rope Design, Large Dentils, Profile | Project Specific Engineering Design, Manufacturing, Sequencing, Delivery, Installation Support[…]

Architectural GFRC: Advantage, Process

AAS | Architectural Solutions using GFRC | Formability, Ease of Installation with GFRC

Architectural GFRC | Technology, Engineering Manufacturing, Formability, Ease of Installation […]

GFRC Manufacturing Process: See Videos

AAS Architectural GFRC | See Manufacturing Process in VIDEO Tour | GFRC Cornice Piece - Ready to Install

See GFRC Manufacturing Steps | Learn from Series of Video Clips for Cornices used at SMU Sorority House Building Project […]

Match Any Custom Color: Examples

Manufactured Stone Veneer with Monolithic Stone Design Accent | Project: Higher Education Complex

Manufactured Stone Veneer with Monolithic Stone Design Accent, Custom White Color | Project: Higher Education Complex | PBK Architects | Contractors: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown Inc […]

Product Materials Comparison Guide

AAS Project: The Westbrook - Sundance Square West - Ft Worth, TX | Art Deco Design using Cast Stone | Custom Mold Design | Architect: Bennett Benner Pettit, Inc

AAS Project: The Westbrook – Sundance Square West – Ft Worth, TX | Art Deco Design using Cast Stone | Custom Mold Design | Architect: Bennett Benner Pettit, Inc[…]

Custom Architectural GFRC Columns

Custom Fabricated GFRC Columns

See Design, Engineering, Manufacturing of Custom Fabricated GFRC Columns At Mesa Precast Plant […]

Hampton Inn | GFRC for Design,Durability

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS - Formerly Advanced Cast Stone) Case Study | Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites Project | Material Used: GFRC

AAS Case Study | GFRC Added High-End Design Elements, AND Provided More Durable, Robust Product Option […]

AAS: Technology, Products

LA State Museum Sports Hall of Fame | Trahan Architects | Cast Stone for High End Design | Large, Complex Curved Cast Stone Panels with Stringent Tolerance Requirements

Advanced Architectural Stone (Formerly Advanced Cast Stone) | Technology, Custom Products for Design [Image: LA Sports Hall of Fame]

GFRC Veneer Installation - Video

AAS Plant: Mesa Precast in Tempe, AZ | Architectural GFRC Panels Veneer Adding Accent to Wood and Steel Elevation - Gilbert Snooze Restaurant, AZ

Architectural GFRC Panels Veneer Adding Accent to Wood and Steel Elevation | Thin, Light Weight, Custom Color GFRC Panels at Gilbert Snooze Restaurant […]

Combine Stone Panels: Case Study

Combine Products with Seamless Look, Design Aesthetic | Opens up Design Options, Saves Cost, Simplifies Construction

Combine Products with Seamless Look, Design Aesthetic | Opens up Design Options, Saves Cost, Simplifies Construction […]

Manufacturing Plant: Video Tour

AAS | Cutting Edge Technology | Custom Molds | CNC Machining | Quality, Consistency | Realize Design Vision

Learn more about AAS Customer Project Process | Design and Estimation, Coordination, Custom Manufacturing, Computerized Color Lab, Installation Support […]

GFRC: Detailing, Installation

Design Feasibility Review | Products Design with Built-in Anchorage | Manufacturing Process | Construction Support

Design Feasibility Review | Products Design with Built-in Anchorage | Manufacturing Process | Construction Support

GFRC Panels with Pre-engineered Built-in Connections Provide Design Flexibiliity and Much Simpler Construction

GFRC Panels with Pre-engineered Built-in Connections Provide Design Flexibiliity and Simplify Construction | Video >>


GFRC Advantage

 

  • Unique potential to mold the stone panels in highly intricate shapes and complex design details.
  • With unique materials technology coupled with pre-designed, pre-engineered built in connections, the thin, lightweight (GFRC) concrete panels have much better strength to weight ratio compared to other concrete products.
  • The products can be manufactured with high precision and accuracy – exterior cladding, stone veneers and facades can be created with not only flexibility in design options, but also ease of installation.
  • GFRC panels can be easily integrated with brick veneer and other concrete products.
  • The look and feel of the AAS GFRC panels can match other pre-manufactured stone products, as well as natural stone products such as lime stone. This enables options to combine different concrete or stone materials in a project with seamless aesthetic appeal – for example, use wet-precast concrete with embedded steel reinforcements for structural elements while using GFRC for higher elevation cornices and wall coping.

PROJECTS GALLERY:

 

SMU Delta Gamma | Architectural GFRC Matched Other Manufactured and Natural Stone Products on Nrighboring BuildingsProject: SMU Commons | Exterior Cladding, Stone Veneer using Custom Manufactured Panels | Cast Stone, GFRCManufactured Architectural GFRC Stone | Columns, Custom Signage, Cladding for High end Design AccentExterior Cladding using Manufactured Stone Panels | High-end Design with Precise Manufacturing Created Desired Aesthetic AppealArchitectural Stone Cladding using Custom Design Manufactured GFRC StoneWall Coping, Cornices, Building Signage at Higher Elevation using Architectural GFRCGFRC Panels with Pre-engineered Built-in Connections Provide Design Flexibiliity and Much Simpler ConstructionProject: UCF ROTC Building | Concrete Stone Panels Created Exterior Veneer, Entryway Elevation CladdingArchitectural GFRC is Three Quarters of and Inch Thick | Installed Easily with Brick Veneer | LEARN MORE >>Higher Education Complex | Exterior Concrete Stone Panels Cladding | Contruction using Glass, Steel and manufactured cast stone, GFRC panelsAAS Value Engineering | Three Architectural Stone Products Combined - Architectural GFRC, Cast Stone, Wet-precast ConcreteSMU Caruth Hall | Architectural GFRC Cornices, Wall Coping, Design Accent at Higher ElevationsCorinthian Capitals Design using Architectural GFRC Stone | GFRC Simplifies Structural Requirements and Installation due to High Strength to Weight RatioCladding, Design Accent using Custom Color GFRC Stone | High end aesthetic with Long Term DurabilityStone Panels | Technology, Design Flexibility | GFRC, Cast Stone and Wet-percast Concrete Products Materials Combined for Uniform Aesthetic AccentCook Childrens Hospital | Cladding using Architectural Concrete Stone Panels | Matched with Natural Stone of Surrounding BuildingsAAS Architectural GFRC | Cornice Manufacturing ProcessHampton Inn, Homewood Suites | GFRC Added Design Accent for Brand Credibility, Customer ExperienceArchitectural GFRC Manufacturing Process | Custom Fabricated GFRC ColumnsAAS GFRC Manufacturing Process |- Pre engineered Installation Support For Simpler Construction, Design AestheticAAS Project: Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC Panels at Higher ElevationDry Creek Elementary School - Entry Way Design, Signage using GFRCGFRC for Commercial Buildings, Contemporary DesignGFRC Manufacturing, Design Craftsmanship | LEARN MORE About GFRC Technology, Manufacturing >>Gilbert Christian High School | Custom Color, Finish | Complex Shapes using GFRCArchitectural Design Accent at Hampton Inn | GFRC Way More Durable and Stonger than Stucco or EIFS