HOW DO I SELECT RIGHT PRODUCT(S) FOR MY PROJECT?

AAS provides three different product materials for architectural stone applications – dry vibrant-tamp cast stone, wet-pour architectural precast concrete and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC).

Dry Vibrant-tamp Cast Stone

 

The dry vibrant-tamp fabrication technique allows flexibility to cast both sides of stone panels for any complex shape. This is offers more flexibility to realize virtually any design shape. The manufacturing process also opens up design freedom to emulate looks of variety of different stone types including natural limestone. AAS has extensive track record with projects where manufactured stone matched custom color and finish of natural stone samples.

Learn more about the vibrant-tamp casting process in this video:

> PROJECT EXAMPLE: LA Sports HOF: Complex geometry, large size stone pieces for interior stone veneer that achieved architect’s design vision of complex channels of nearly Cane River.

 

LA Sports Hall of Fame | Cast Stone | Architect: Trahan Architects | Masonry Contractor: Masonry Arts | SEE CASE STUDY ...

AAS Advantage: Track Record & Experience | Design Freedom for Designers | Support System for Contractors, Masons

 

> CASE STUDY: LA SPORTS HALL OF FAME PROJECT

> PROJECT EXAMPLE: Houston Market Square – cast stone cladding combined applications for stone façade, pilasters, coping, cornices and bandings.

 

Project: Houston Market Square | Custom Dark Color Cast Stone for Veneer, Cladding | Design Accent at the Top of Building

Project: Houston Market Square | Custom Dark Color Cast Stone for Veneer, Cladding | Design Accent at the Top of Building

 

> CASE STUDY: CAST STONE FOR HOUSTON MARKET SQUARE PROJECT

Dry cast-stone has comparable structural properties to wet-pour precast stone.

Wet-pour Architectural Precast Concrete Stone

 

The wet-pour manufacturing technique allows flexibility to embed structural steel or other reinforcements making it more suitable for load bearing architectural elements. In general, architectural precast concrete can achieve longer span or length for individual stone pieces.

Different finishes can be achieved on architectural precast stone using post cure treatments such as acid etching, sand-blasting and other techniques. On heavy use application areas such as stair treads, architectural precast can retain the surface finishing of the stone for very long time spans.

 

> PROJECT EXAMPLE: Circular stair treads for Ft. Worth Arena

 

Ft Worth Arena | Wet-pour Architectural Precast Concrete Stone for Circular Stair Tread Design

Ft Worth Arena | Wet-pour Architectural Precast Concrete Stone for Circular Stair Tread Design

 

AAS has a number of projects where the team has been able to work closely with customers to substitute dry-cast stone for the wet-pour stone or vice versa.

GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)

 

The GFRC also known as light weight concreate offers look and finish, as well as longevity and reliability of other stone products with much lighter weight. The proprietary manufacturing technique enables very high strength to weight ratio for the GFRC panels.

 

> Design flexibility, freedom with GFRC: LEARN MORE

 

> GFRC Design Case Study: SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House

 

SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House | Architectural GFRC Columns, Cladding for Desired Building Elevation Aesthetic

SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House | Architectural GFRC Columns, Cladding for Desired Building Elevation Aesthetic

Customers have options to combine any of the three product materials with seamless matching of color and finish.

 

> CASE STUDY: Project Examples where Different Product Materials Are Combined for Design Objectives

 

> St. Francis Xavier Church: High-end Design Combined cast stone, wet-pour concrete stone and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) panels

 

> Refer to the products comparison guide to learn more about product properties.

 

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) has dedicated customer projects team with experience to work closely with customers right from the design phase. As required, the team is able to support customers with selection of the most appropriate product(s) application for projects of any size.

In case of specific questions about your project, complete the request support form at bottom of this page and someone from our customer projects team will be in touch with you shortly.

 


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