Environment Friendly GFRC

September 19, 2011

GFRC Information

Glass fiber reinforced concrete is an environmentally friendly product.  Environment Friendly GFRC is made from naturally occurring minerals contained in cement, aggregates, sand, and glass fibers.  These materials are not normally considered pollutants.  Further, once they are combined into GFRC, they are stable and inert.

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A study in the United Kingdom found that GFRC had a 60% less environmental impact than precast concrete performing the same function.  Environment Friendly GFRC is lighter and more durable than traditional concrete products.  It also uses less cement than traditional products.  This saves fuel and other transportation costs.

GFRC can be supplied already painted so there are no volatile organic compounds associated with its’ use.  The product is dry and cured, so no compounds are released from GFRC products before, during, or after installation.  Since GFRC can be supplied with a stud cast in, installation is often a matter of simply bolting the GFRC into the building.

One aspect of being green is durability.  GFRC is durable and lasts longer than precast concrete.  It is resistant to water, termites, and most other hazards you are likely to have attack your building.  It meets the Miami Dade Hurricane standards for large and small missiles.  GFRC is fire resistant, as well.

GFRC won’t make your building indestructible, but it will make it more environmentally friendly than precast concrete.  For more information and assistance with your design challenge, please call us at (903) 454-0904 today or email us at info@strombergarchitectural.com.

 

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