Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC)
 



 

GRC is a lightweight cementitious material composed of cement, fine aggregates, alkaline-resistant (AR) glassfibre, water and admixtures. It is particularly useful where durability, fire resistance and strength are required but where weight is an issue.

GRC is used in engineering applications for cable troughs, permanent formwork and equipment enclosures.

GRC is also ideal for architectural and decorative applications and can be incorporated into curtain wall systems.

Redland Precast has been awarded the Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association International Award on two occasions: for the Hong Kong City Plaza project and for the Chinechem residential development at 129 Repulse Bay, Hong Kong.


Repulse Bay Road

City Plaza Redevelopment

 
GRC Cable Troughs
GRC cable troughs offer an economical, lightweight alternative to the traditional precast concrete types. The principal advantages of GRC cable troughs are:
   
lightweight
safe to install, convenient to ship;
durable
no steel reinforcement to rust;
strong
pass the same load tests as precast types; and
size
the thin wall section of the GRC trough allows the overall size of the unit to be smaller also reducing the environmental impact of the trough.
 
 
GRC Cable Trough
 
Making Architectural GRC
 
Manu.1 Placing architectural concrete face mix in mould
Manu.2 Spray application of GRC mix on to facing fix
Manu.3 Compacting GRC mix layer by layer
Manu.4 De-moulding GRC panel
Manu.5 Polishing architectural GRC panel
 
Making Architectural GRC íV By step 1 to step 5 ( Layout )
   
 
Step 1: Placing Architectural Concrete Face Mix in Mould
 
   
 
Step 2: Spray Application of GRC Mix on to Facing Mix
 
 
 
Step 3: Compacting GRC Mix Layer by Layer
 
   
 
Step 4: De-moulding GRC Panel
 
   
 
Step 5: Polishing Architectural GRC Panel