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GFRC breaks into the Michigan Market

I had been hearing a lot about this product, GFRC which is an application for exterior finishes for homes and businesses. I thought it was new to the building industry but apparently it was only new to me. It has … Continue reading

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GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) for the newbie

GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) for the newbie I had been hearing a lot about this product, GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) which is an application for exterior finishes for homes and businesses. I thought it was new to the … Continue reading

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GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Face Coat

GFRC Face Coat GFRC can be produced in a vast array of colors or textures that can resemble limestone or match traditional grey precast (this would be considered a standard face coat). However, the latest technology in pigments will allow darker or … Continue reading

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GFRC and Building Codes

GFRC and Building Codes GFRC is covered in section 1903.11 of the Uniform Building Code (49); ICBO’s Evaluation Report ER-4359(49) Section 1406.3 of the National Building Code (87) Section 1910 of the Standard Building Code (88) Table 719.1(2) items 15-1.10 … Continue reading

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GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) Sandwich Panels

GFRC Sandwich Panels A GFRC (glass fibe reinforced concrete) sandwich panel is a composite of three or more materials bonded together to form a structural panel. It takes advantage of the shear strength of a low density core material and the … Continue reading

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GFRC Composition – glass fiber reinforced concrete

GFRC Composition GFRC – Glass fiber reinforced composite materials consist of high strength glass fiber embedded in a cementitious matrix. In this form, both fibers and matrix retain their physical and chemical identities, yet they produce a combination of properties that … Continue reading

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Why are Contractors and Designers going with GFRC

Why are Contractors, Architects and Designers going with GFRC? There are plenty of reasons you should consider using GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) when considering a material that is light, strong, weather resistant, attractive and fire retardant material is required. … Continue reading

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GFRC and The Green Movement

GFRC and ‘Green Building’ The GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) materials are themselves easy on the environment. The glass elements are from reclaimed or recycled materials, and the cement mix includes fly ash, which is the waste produced by industrial smokestacks. … Continue reading

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Affecting Cost of your GFRC project

Some design considerations that may affect the cost of GFRC used in your project: The amount of detail. Number of repetitive pieces of glass fiber reinforcedconcrete. (Numerous casts of a GFRC shapes are more economical per piece, than one-time only … Continue reading

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GFRC vs EIFS

Why you would choose GFRC for your next project. Strength GFRC – A typical mix with 5% glass fiber has a compressive strength of 6,000 to 8,000 psi. EIFS – Typically has a compressive strength of 15 psi GFRC is 400 – … Continue reading

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