Forte Lightweight Concrete Collection

Organic natural beauty and resistant lightweight concrete panel, represent the best description of this fantastic collection for exterior application. Beautiful cladding opportunities. Our stone replica surfaces, depict a natural textured surfaces. A great cast rockwork and stone formations. The possibilities of textures like limestone, basalt boulders, will add value and significance to your exterior projects. Being molded from real rockwork formations, our panels depict a natural and organic appearance. You can add components up to a 8” shape variations in order to add realism to your space. Lightweight Concrete EXTERIOR Collection. Great pre-cast 3 Dimensional panel.

 

Overview

Forte Lightweight  Concrete Collection is a Pre-cast panel for exterior application , fountains and water features related. A high relief stone option. GFRC ( Glass fiber Reinforced Concrete is a lightweight concrete panel that uses glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel. It is casted in a thin section of around 1/2" to 3/4". Since the fibers cannot rust like steel, there is no need for a protective concrete cover thickness to prevent rusting. With the thin, hollow construction of GFRC products, they can weigh a fraction of the weight of traditional precast concrete. 

Materials

As an engineered material, the properties of GFRC can vary depending upon mix design, glass content and production methods. Glass fiber used in quality GFRC has a higher tensile strength than steel. Made of minerals and will not burn. In addition, the nature of concrete acts likes a thermal regulator when exposed to flame. GFRC not only will not burn, but it also protects the materials behind it from the heat of the flame.

Can be cast to virtually any shape.  GFRC, is thin yet strong, weighs 80% to 95% less than solid concrete. This makes it easier and faster to install and reduces the load on the buildings structure. The lighter weight , allows more design freedom and, by using less material, reduces environmental impact. 

It is less susceptible to weather erosion and more freeze thaw resistant than conventional concrete. The use of glass fibers for reinforcement rather than steel means it cannot rust and can even be used under salt water and in marine environments. 

GFRC provides the look and feel of natural stone, architectural precast concrete, rockwork formations, or smooth stone panels will look natural . It  has a much lower environmental impact than conventional concrete, stone or other materials. Made with minerals: cement, aggregates, glass fibers and, in some cases mineral pigments and special polymers, GFRC is designed to be long lasting and earth friendly. 

Designs

The  challenge of designing lightweight concrete panels, rests on the action of depicting the natural and real stone finishes formations. Built on site product. Our artists on site will achieve the seamless and natural flow of the rock formation.  Embossing and applying the real texture impression, is the result of years of experience. Our finished product blends with the nature context. Either you project is a waterfall and landscape formation, or a cladding an exterior wall treatment, the result will be an overwhelming effect to your space. 

Lightweight Concrete panel Options

  • Lightweight Forte.- A stone replica for bi-dimensional cladding options. Pre cast panel that will transform and reconstruct your wall exterior spaces, adding a new value and appearance. We can customize your vision. Either
    architectura wall elements, or themed oriented surfaces , we will achieve your vision. 
  • Lightweight Quarry.- A variety of  shapes and attractive natural rockwork formations, represent  this collection. Landscape opportunities. attractive forms . Ideal for a neutral and interesting  compositions with a great relief patterns. Corporate, Commercial, Entertainment and  Hospitality Industry oriented.

Installation

For this  collection,  Installation procedures represent a deeper structural analysis of the proposed site. Our Engineers and architects will work with you for issues related to Structural attachment, wind loads,  compressive and tensile  study, and regulatory issues. We will produce shop drawings for materials and specifications. Once shop drawings have been approved, we will manufacture manageable panels to be shipped and installed on site. Due to weight and structural issues, equipment will be needed as well as welding and construction fastening requirements . As a Design-build company we carry all responsibility and efficiency through construction process.We will work aligned with GC and Consultants  construction schedule. Forte and Quarry  Collection Panels are installed on site, seaming all the joints, vertical and horizontal,  making it a continuous sculpted surface. Embossing is an artistic procedure combining masonry and sculpting techniques. Reading and carving the texture of the panels to express a continuous flowing organic shapes will produce a blending continuous expression. Once installation and embossing procedures are completed, painting will be applied. Colouring options varies from chemical stains to exterior painting materials. The intent is that panels age with rest of the nature context and  architecture components.

3-Part Specification

We have developed a product guide specification that has been written according to MasterSpec® published by ARCOM for American Institute of Architects (AIA) which incorporates Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 3-Part Format. Please print modified form and submit with other documents during the quoting stage of your order

CSI WALL PANELS FORTE AND QUARRY  COLLECTION 

SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION 3

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Fabrications

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