Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
The development of glassfibre reinforced concrete was inspired by Rieder's vision of a concrete cladding panel that is both stable and lightweight. The material convinces with its range of benefits when it comes to design: The elements with only 13 mm thickness come in a variety of colors, textures and surface finishes, thus offering numerous possibilities for the creative use of structure and form. The malleability of the panels allows them to be smoothly shaped around corners and edges. World first: With the goal of ensuring the preservation of the world for future generations, the facade specialist developed a cement-reduced concrete matrix. The cement in the Rieder facade slabs will gradually be replaced by natural pozzolans, which are manufactured with significantly lower CO2 emissions.
In addition to durability, low maintenance and total fire resistance, the products also impress when it comes to eco-friendly: It goes without saying that Rieder uses non-toxic products (free of crystalline silicon dioxide) and reduces its use of primary energy in production to a minimum. In line with the zero-waste policy, for example, all waste materials from production are reused in other areas and innovative technologies help reduce offcuts.
This course presents the advantages and high performance of glassfibre reinforced concrete facades. Furthermore the flexibility of the material, various design options, sustainable facts and tailor-made building solutions will be discussed.
- Discuss the advantages and performance benefits of GFRC and rainscreen systems and how the material contributes to the safety of buildings.
- Explain sustainable facts about GFRC facades and rainscreen systems and show how they contribute to the energy revolution and environmental protection.
- Identify the importance of proper design and point out numerous possibilities for individual facades.
- Compare different GFRC products and discuss innovations and holistic solutions for building envelopes.