GFRC Advantage: Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing

AAS has specialized technology and process to design, fabricate Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC – also known as light weight concrete) products.

  • The AAS manufacturing technique selects fiber glass strands of right length to match the strength requirements of a specific product.
  • AAS GFRC is much richer in use of quality cement. AAS uses unique polymer additives that makes the curating of GFRC more effective.
  • AAS GFRC is packed, rolled and compressed material that doesn’t have any air bubbles in it.
  • AAS has very well developed spraying equipment and experienced team that makes it possible to create GFRC products of different sizes, shapes with highly involved finishes as well when required.
  • AAS technology enables manufacturing of GFRC panels in complex geometries with precise tolerance.
  • Due to the ease of forming, coloring, and availability of extra-large sizes, GFRC panels are ideally suited to address any complex or innovative design intent.
  • The AAS team is able to match virtually any color with a control sample.

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 | With Pre-Engineered, Built-in Connections and Experience of AAS Team in Creating High Design Stone Products, Finished Elevation Had no Visible Support Parts | SEE MORE >>

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 Here That is 8′ long and about 2.5′ tall | Click on the Image to see the Piece Fitting in Seamlessly for High Design Building Elevation

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 | No Heavy Construction Equipment Required Compared to Natural Stone, or Other Heavier Cast Stone Products

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 with Product Delivery | AAS Design Support, Engineering AND Manufacturing Makes Onsite Installation Extremely Easy


GFRC PRODUCTS: SEE MANUFACTURING IN WORKS

Custom Design GFRC Cornices

GFRC cornices with pre-engineered connections for simple, easy installation: see the manufacturing process for GFRC cornices in this VIDEO BLOG POST >>

 

Architectural GFRC Cornice Manufacturing Process - Video Clips

Fluted Tapered GFRC Columns, Corinthian Capitals

Custom design fluted, tapered GFRC columns and corinthian capitals … VIDEO CLIPS show manufacturing process for creating different components of the modular design >>

 

Fluted GFRC Columns - Architectural GFRC Manufacturing Process

 


Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC Material Technololgy | Sandstrom Architecture | Contractor: Westland Construction

Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC Panels | Sandstrom Architecture | Contractor: Westland Construction

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS - Previously Advanced Cast Stone) - Spraying Admixture for GFRC products

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS – Previously Advanced Cast Stone) | Spraying Admixture for GFRC products

Pre-engineered Solution

 

With the in-depth proactive analysis and detailed engineering, the GFRC panels from AAS are extremely easy to install. The GFRC products whether they are cladding panels, or columns, or architectural trims, or corbels, or other exterior architectural elements have built in embeds to connect to the support structure. There is no additional structural support required to install the panels. Combine that with lighter weight of the product, and you have an architectural stone solution that is much simpler to install and integrate in the buildings.

Fire Resistance

 

GFRC is made with a polymer curing admixture. It will meet the requirements of NFPA Class A and UBC Class I when tested according to ASTM E84, resulting in a “0 Flame Spread Rating” and less than 5 smoke density.

Our panels are classified as “Class A” fire resistant.

Long Term Durability

 

GFRC requires little maintenance and, due to its strength, it is resistant to high impacts.

AAS team has helped a number of customers with innovative solutions using GFRC products that delivered much stronger visual appeal and longer life compared to stucco or EIFS products for example.


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 >>