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GFRC COMPOSITION: • • • • Portland Cement Fine Aggregate Water Alkali-Resistant (AR) Glass Fiber Source: www.com Source: www.com .stonewear.stonewear.

interlock-concrete.GFRC APPLICATIONS: • • • Exterior Ornamentation Interior Details Landscape Furnishings Source: www.stonewear.com Source: www.stonewear.com Source: www.com .

com .GFRC ADVANTAGES: • • • • • • Light weight (90% less than concrete) Limitless opportunities for architectural expression Weather Resistance Surface can be left uncoated Class A Fire Rating CHEAP! Source: www.architecturalfacades.

artisticarchitecture.com .com Source: www.artisticarchitecture.GFRC DISADVANTAGES: • • • • • Used as NON-loadbearing only Requires separate anchorage system for installation Large panels must be reinforced Color additives may fade with sunlight May have different absorption rate than adjacent historic material Source: www.

archprecast.artisticarchitecture.com .GFRC CONCLUSION: BEFORE AFTER Source: www.com Source: www.com Source: www.archprecast.

FL. <http://www.stonewear. April 25. Carson City. April 25th. Ft.archprecast.htm> • Park.htm> • Stonewear: Composite Stone Products. <http://www.org/gfrchand. Sharon C.historichomeworks. Myers. NV. AIA.com> . 2003. The Use of Substitute Materials on Historic BuildingExteriors. 2003. April 25. 2003.com/hhw/pbriefs/pb16. < http://www..REFERENCES: • APA: Architectural Precast Association.

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