Tag Archives: Column covers

FLUTED COLUMNS

The AAS team is able to design project specific columns to integrate with the overall theme of the designer.

 

See video clips to understand steps for manufacturing Fluted GFRC columns.

 

Fluted GFRC Columns - Architectural GFRC Manufacturing Process

Fluted GFRC Columns – Architectural GFRC Manufacturing Process

 

GFRC Fulted Columns, Corinthian Capitals | SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House

GFRC Fulted Columns, Corinthian Capitals | SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House

 

 

GFRC COUMNS, COLUMN COVERS: FLEXIBILITY, OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE DESIGN

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

 

Fluted GFRC Columns - Architectural GFRC Manufacturing Process

Fluted GFRC Columns – Architectural GFRC Manufacturing Process

 

SMU Delta Gamma | Architectural GFRC Cladding | , Fluted GFRC Columns with Corinthian Capitals

SMU Delta Gamma | Architectural GFRC Cladding, Fluted GFRC Columns with Corinthian Capitals

 

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.

 

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

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

 

PROJECT: GILBERT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL, GILBERT, AZ

 

AAS (Formerly ACS) | Gilbert Christian Highschool | Product: Architectural GFRC (Light Weight Concrete) | Architect: L. Smith - H & S International LLC. | Contractor: A. R. Mays

AAS (Formerly ACS) | Gilbert Christian Highschool | Product: Architectural GFRC (Light Weight Concrete) | Architect: L. Smith – H & S International LLC. | Contractor: A. R. Mays

 

 

GFRC COLUMNS AT HIGHER ELEVATION

 

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry | SEE CASE STUDY …

 

AAS Formerly ACS | GFRC for Architectural Stone Elements at Higher Elevation | Lighter Weight, Ease Of Installation

GFRC Columns at Higher Elevation | High Strength to Weight Ratio Simplified Structural Support Requirements | Lighter Weight, Ease Of Installation

IONIC COLUMNS, COLUMN COVERS/WRAPS

The Ionic columns are usually defined by the scrolls at each corner of the capital.  These scrolls are fairly large in proportion to the column itself and the scrolls are also known architecturally as volutes.

  • The AAS team is able to fabricate ionic columns using any of three different product materials: vibrant-tamp cast stone, wet-pour architectural precast, or GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete).
  • For really large size column designs, AAS is able to create modular design with different pieces fitting together at the time of installation with seamless monolithic stone look.
  • Customers have options to seamlessly integrate the columns with other cladding elements such as stone veneer, entry way elevation designs, balusters, cornices, wall coping, door and window surrounds …etc.
  • AAS offers a range of options to fabricate column covers or column wraps to envelope structural elements while seamlessly matching color with other stone products.

Designers are able to achieve any custom color for the columns with a control Sample.

 

Ionic Columns using Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

Ionic Columns using Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

 

Building Cladding and use of Ionic Columns | Product Used: Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

Building Cladding and use of Ionic Columns | Product Used: Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

 

AAS 2016 APA, CSI Awards for AAS Project Old Parkland | Cast Stone, GFRC | Custom Molds, Architectural Stone Cladding

AAS 2016 APA, CSI Awards for AAS Project Old Parkland | Cast Stone, GFRC | Custom Molds, Architectural Stone Cladding