Steel Advisor

Durability of Attachments to Glass-Fibre Reinforced Concrete Panels

Glass-fibre reinforce concrete (GRC) panels are a versatile and lightweight façade system.

1 December 2020

Glass-fibre reinforce concrete (GRC) panels are a versatile and lightweight façade system. Various surface colours and textures are available, making GRC adaptable to numerous architectural applications. They can be designed with a face mix to achieve an appearance very similar to that of precast concrete panels. GRC and other lightweight systems are beneficial because they are easy to erect and generally do not require heavy steel structural support in the primary building structure and also result in reduced foundation requirements. For these reasons GRC and other lightweight systems often result in more economical steel frames.

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Kevin Cowie