AAS Case Study for GFRC Panels: Dry Creek Elementary School
Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS – formerly Advanced Cast Stone) team analyzed architect’s design requirements and fabricated GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) panels. With detailed analysis, proactive communication with architect and cutting-edge mold making capabilities, the panels were designed, shipped and installed on time for school’s opening in August of 2014.
GFRC (also known as light weight concrete) –
- Panels are light weight allowing for easy installation in the front entry elevation of the school building.
- Is much more flexible and superior for precise lettering that is required for name of the school on the panels.
- Blended seamlessly with exterior of the school as envisioned by the architect. Since the high performance GFRC panels are thin, they can be flush in line with the facade.
Each GFRC panel was per-engineered with precisely designed embedded anchors to simplify the installation at the school.
The first day ever of the Dry Creek Elementary School (located in Lehi, UT) was August 19, 2014. AAS team is happy to be part of this fun project where GFRC expertise and knowledge-base helped with smooth execution of panels design, fabrication as well as installation support.
Architect: Sandstrom Architecture
Contractor and Mason: Westland Construction
Material Used: GFRC