Tag Archives: GFRC Columns

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

VIDEO: GFRC CONNECTIONS SIMPLIFY INSTALLATION, OPEN UP DESIGN OPTIONS

GFRC products have pre-engineered, built in connections that simplifies the onsite installation.

See in this video, examples of drawings and images of products being installed at the SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House project.

AAS has bandwidth and a well developed system to work closely with architects, contractors and masons for every project. Installation support details are designed with intent of not only realizing architect’s desired design vision, but also simple, easy installation.

As required, project team works with customers in selecting combination of products that would achieve design cost effectively.


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


GFRC Project: Architectural Stone Cladding, Columns for 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

 


GFRC Project: High Elevation Entry Way Design for Dry Creek Elementary School

 

GFRC Panels for Dry Creek Elementary School - AAS - formerly ACS - Case Study V01

GFRC Panels for Dry Creek Elementary School – AAS – formerly ACS – LEARN MORE >>

 


GFRC Project: High Design Fully Integrated Cladding, Columns, Architectural Accent

 

AAS Architectural GFRC Case Study | Gilbert Christian Case Study

AAS Architectural GFRC Case Study | Gilbert Christian High School  | SEE MORE >>

 

FLUTED GFRC COLUMNS FOR SMU: VIDEO CLIPS WITH MANUFACTURING STEPS

The architectural design of the new Sorority House building at SMU uses fluted columns for a unique accent. AAS team worked with the architect and contractor to come up with an answer of using architectural GFRC product for this. See the manufacturing process in these video clips.


Step One: Designing and Creating Custom Molds

 

AAS used CNC technology and craftsmanship to design the fluted column using modular molds that would create different components of the column – the base, tapered column split over parts, and uniquely sculpted Corinthian capital.

See the molds in this video…

 

Molds are lined up in the plant to begin the GFRC casting process…

 

Step Two: GFRC Casting Process – Applying Face Mix and Spraying, Packing Back up Mix

 

See in these video clips application of the face mix and back up mix.

 

Smooth layer of face mix applied …
Back up mix is sprayed and packed …

 

 

 

Step Three: GFRC Casting Process – Thickening the Edges

 


 

GFRC (Glass Fiber reinforced concrete) has a three forth of an inch thick wall with hollow space in the middle. So, it is much lighter in weight. GFRC is also called light weight concrete.

With fibers in the cast mix, GFRC still provides very good strength to weight ratio. This simplifies the structural and installation requirements.

See products comparison guide to compare the three manufactured stone products – architectural dry cast stone, architectural wet precast and GFRC.