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

Architects, contractors and masons have used concrete in design and construction of buildings for hundreds of years. Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) has opened up new design possibilities not easy to achieve with traditional concrete.

 

What makes it feasible:

  • Unique potential to mold the stone panels in highly intricate shapes and complex design details.
  • GFRC concrete stone is hollow from inside leading to much lighter weight than traditional concrete.
  • 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 Case Study: COMBINE STONE PANEL PRODUCTS FOR DESIGN FLEXIBILITY, SIMPLER CONSTRUCTION, OPTIMUM COST >>


GFRC Advantage: Technology, Design

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

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

GFRC Primer: Why, When, How to Use?

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

When do you use GFRC? What are installation advantages? See more in this primer. [Project Image: USC Ronald Tutor Center] […]

SMU Delta: GFRC Cladding, Elevation

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 […]

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 […]

PROJECT: Gilbert Christian School

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

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

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 […]

Custom Architectural GFRC Columns

Custom Fabricated GFRC Columns

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

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]

AAS Process to Empower Architects

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

AAS Team Has Developed System to Understand Architects’ Needs, and then to Adapt Products Engineering, Manufacturing to Cater to Custom Design […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Molds for High-End Design

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[…]

GFRC Connections Simplify Installation

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

VIDEO: Pre-engineered, Built-in GFRC Connections Simplify Installation, Open up Design Options | Composite Image: Installation of GFRC Products at SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House[…]


Case Study: GFRC Design Process for SMU Delta, Gamma Sorority House >>

 

Manufactured Architectural GFRC Stone | Columns, Custom Signage, Cladding for High end Design Accent

Manufactured Architectural GFRC Stone | Columns, Custom Signage, Cladding for High end Design Accent | CASE STUDY: LEARN MORE ABOUT GFRC DESIGN PROCESS >>

 

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 >>


When do you select GFRC?

 

  • On projects where the core building structure cannot carry the weight of other cement based products.
  • At or near the top of a structure where requirement for higher structural support can’t be met.
  • Where the design of a given piece (column capital … etc) is complex and larger pieces would ease the installation.
  • Where installation costs are an important consideration.
  • Where skilled craftsmen are in short supply.
  • On renovation and restoration projects.
  • Where rigging and installation equipment is restricted.
  • Interior applications, breezeways and transitional areas between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Learn more about the AAS GFRC technology and benefits for architectural stone applications…
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Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) is also known as light weight concrete.