Sustainable Facade Solutions: Advantages of GFRC & Various Design Options

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Live webinar airing on October 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by RCL Services, LLC
Presented by JR Hughes and Frank Wagenbauer

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the advantages and performance benefits of GFRC and rainscreen systems and how the material contributes to the safety of buildings.
  2. Explain sustainable facts about GFRC facades and rainscreen systems and show how they contribute to the energy revolution and environmental protection.
  3. Identify the importance of proper design and point out numerous possibilities for individual facades.
  4. Compare different GFRC products and discuss innovations and holistic solutions for building envelopes.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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.

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.

Photo courtesy of Rieder Group / Ditz Fejer

JR Hughes has been working for "Hughes Group" as an independent manufacturer's agent since 1998. He heads up the exterior facade's division for the Midwest Territory. In 2014 he co-founded "Centerline Architectural Supply", a complete fabrication and distribution company for Rainscreen Systems.


Frank Wagenbauer is a qualified Austrian sales director, who restructured sales teams and improved overall sales in various European companies. He joined Rieder in 2017 and is responsible for project management and first class customer experiences all over the world. As a graduate of the Vienna University of Economics, Frank Wagenbauer lives with his family in Vienna.


 

Rieder North America Rieder North America is a fully owned subsidiary by Rieder and includes in-house fabrication facilities, a large warehouse, offices and training rooms. Rieder has also build up its own customer support organization that will provide the services of estimating, shop drawings, project management and customer care.

 

Originally published in October 2021

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