Category Archives: Architectural Stone Design

Design Accent using Precast, GFRC Panels

The Mesa Precast team is able to work closely with customers to understand the design requirements, and provide selection of architectural precast, GFRC panels.

Mesa Precast has large inventory of molds to deliver the products with faster turn around time. When required, team is able to develop custom products that unify and accentuate the design accent.

The images below show stone panels design for homes developed by Regal American Homes.


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Installing Stone Panels using Kerf Slot and Anchors

One of the most commonly used technique with installing manufactured stone panel pieces is kerf slot with bent strap anchors which can be split to connect with other panels pieces or single-direction if it is an end piece.

 

The Mesa Precast team collaborates closely with designers in the drawings phase to confirm all engineering support for installation right in the early stage of a project. This simplifies the installation mitigating need for adjustments and delays in the construction process.

 

With all connection details pre-engineered, the architects and contractors are able to realize desired design aesthetic seamlessly.


SEE VIDEO CLIP ON INSTALLATION ENGINEERING DETAIL FOR KERF SLOT WITH SPLIT BENT STRAP ANCHORS:

 

 

GFRC Cladding Case Study: Design Flexibility with Simplified Installation: VIDEO >>

GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) products are hollow from inside with thickness of 3/4th of an inch. While they are much lighter in weight, unique fiber materials and manufacturing technology gives products strength. This higher strength to weight ratio makes GFRC ideally suited for a number of architectural applications.

GFRC products have pre-engineered, built in connections that simply the installation. Products are much easier to handle on the construction site. GFRC is able to achieve the exact same look and feel as architectural precast enabling possibilities to combine the products as well.

See in this video more about GFRC connections that simplify installation while achieving required design objectives for cladding of Delta Gamma Sorority House at the Southern Methodist University (SMU).

 

 

GFRC products are much more durable compared to Stucco or EIFS.

 

GFRC Fulted Columns, Corinthian Capitals - SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House

GFRC Fulted Columns, Corinthian Capitals – SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House

 

Cladding Design using Custom Architectural GFRC Panels | Fluted Columns, Corinthian Capitals, Coping, Exterior Window Surround Trims | LEARN MORE ON AAS Website

Cladding Design using Custom Architectural GFRC Panels | Fluted Columns, Corinthian Capitals, Coping, Exterior Window Surround Trims


Ask us about GFRC for your project requirements.

Phone: 480.968.5400
Email: sales@mesaprecast.com

 


Manufacturing Fluted GFRC Columns: Video Clips

See in this post manufacturing steps to manufacture GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Fluted columns.

Mesa Precast used custom mold making technology to create modular fiber glass molds …

 

The GFRC casting process is carried out in three steps –

 

  1. Applying the face mix for smooth finish,
  2. Spraying and packing the spray mix with fibers over three iterations, and
  3. Thickening the edges.

See these three steps in video clips below…


Applying face mix …
Spray mix applied over three iterations …
Thickening the edges …

 


Mesa Precast manufactured these fluted GFRC columns for the Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) project – new sorority house at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX.