The Benefits Of GRC-based Cladding Panels

Glass reinforced cladding panels are used mainly for architectural purposes and provide a spectacular opportunity for the expression of individuality in design, which no material can offer. A rare combination of features and capabilities of glass reinforced concrete allows:

  • Creating non-standard products customized for non-standard buildings
  • Creating modular elements for serial unified construction
  • Using GRC as a facing material in new facade panels mounted directly on top of the old building’s facade

Technically, this can be implemented with respect to any individual case on the basis of at least three of the following solutions:

  • Utilising panels in the form of thin GRC shells with stiffeners
  • Utilising GRC thin shells, mechanically fastened to steel mounting frames which are then attached to the frame of the building (e.g. ventilated facades)
  • Utilising GRC shells that act as permanent formwork

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