GFRC – Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) is a cementitious, composite material, cast in thin shell shapes for use in construction consisting of Portland cement, aggregate, water, alkali-­‐resistant glass fibers, polymer and additives. GFRC can be used wherever a light, strong, weather resistant, attractive and fire retardant material is required.

GFRC can be used as wall panels, window surrounds, spandrels, column covers, soffits, cornices, brackets, quoins, railings, pilasters, copings, domes, etc. Landscape and hardscape uses include site furnishings, planters, bollards, urns, tables, fountains, marine structures, pools, and rock formations.

GFRC is used in historical restorations and renovations, for the replication of building ornaments of terracotta, carved stone and even wood. It allows the designer the freedom to design with less restrictions and weight than most other materials. Installation is easier, and there is less of a load imposed on the structure.

Apartment Exterior Trim using GFRC

Apartment Exterior Trim

Dr. William B. Dean Learning Center Exterior

Gary Cook Learning Center Exterior using GFRC

Gary Cook Learning Center Exterior

GFRC used for external building adornment

GFRC has many applications. Here it is used to create beautiful external adornments which complete an already amazing architectural design.