Designing with GFRC in the Modern Space

  • Sponsor: Trueform Concrete
  • Credits: 1 AIA LU
  • Division: Concrete, Existing Conditions, Exterior Improvements, Finishes, Furnishings, Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Specialties
  • Format: One Video Segment

Course Description

The purpose of this presentation is to give an introduction to GFRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete), including the virtues and benefits seen when choosing to work with this material for the fabrication of residential or commercial furnishings. The course does this by exploring a common GFRC application – countertops – while discussing the pros and cons of utilizing GFRC while comparing and contrasting it to a variety of other stone products.

Note: Certificates of Completion will be emailed in a PDF format for your records right away. Please allow for up to 3 to 4 weeks to receive AIA credit for the course.

Learning Objectives

  • A brief history of concrete and GFRC
  • A comparison between typical concrete and GFRC
  • An explanation of what GFRC is and the process to create GFRC products
  • A comparison between GFRC and other forms of stone
  • An explanation of what applications GFRC should and should not be used in.
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