Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), also known as light weight concrete are ideal for columns at higher elevation because of their lighter weight. With column that is hollow inside. GFRC casting technology can also be used to develop column covers or column wraps that envelope other structural support elements.
PROJECT: SMU DELTA GAMMA
The sorority house building at SMU used ornate GFRC cladding for the building elevation design. The designers aimed to blend the new building seamlessly with other much older buildings in the campus.
Fluted, tapered GFRC columns with corinthian capitals played a key role in highlighting the design. The AAS team worked closely with architects and contractor to review, confirm design details at CAD drawing’s level. The team fabricated a number of custom molds and manufactured the columns with modular design.
VIDEO: MANUFACTURING CLIPS
The AAS team engineered anchorage connections while designing and fabricating the columns and cornices used in this project. That simplified the installation, and also opened up options and flexibility in the design process.
PROJECT: GILBERT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL, GILBERT, AZ
GFRC COLUMNS AT HIGHER ELEVATION