Lightweight and durable, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels provide unlimited diversity in color and form. Clark Pacific’s versatile GFRC panels allow for innovative exterior designs with sculptural shapes. GFRC panels’ superior flexibility and lightness simplify structural framing needs and can reduce foundation costs, especially in areas prone to seismic activity and less-than-ideal soil conditions.
Clark Pacific manufactures GFRC panels using a cement/aggregate slurry reinforced throughout with resilient, alkali-resistant glass fibers. GFRC panels will weigh from 15 to 25 pounds per square foot depending on surface finish, panel size and shape, and the arrangement of the support steel framework.
Economical, easy and quick to install, fire resistant and energy efficient, Clark Pacific’s panels can be custom designed to exacting specifications. As with our architectural precast concrete, GFRC from Clark Pacific gives the architects’ imagination free reign.
Clark Pacific designs, fabricates and installs its GFRC solutions on a turnkey basis, working closely with designers, owners, and general contractors to develop the most cost-effective approach. GFRC panels are comprised of a 1” thick composite glass fiber concrete skin that is mechanically attached by flexible steel pins to a sturdy steel frame. GFRC panels are an excellent choice for high-rise buildings in areas of high seismic activity and for very decorative and intricate shapes and applications.
Often a custom design can limit how quickly a building is raised. With GFRC, designers are afforded maximum design shape flexibility due to the “spray into mold” manufacturing process. GFRC panels also afford designers a wide selection of colors.
GFRC is often selected over other options because it can be used to create complex panels with intricate details and custom colors with minimal premium cost to the budget compared to competing systems.
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