AIA Continuing Education

Course Summary

 

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) is a masonry wall system with the ability to capture complex facade skins and high-performance designs. This course will explain the manufacturing process, system capabilities, and design flexibility in order to allow architects, engineers, and consultants to maximize the capabilities of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete to meet design, performance, and budget objectives.

Course Summary

 

Recladding and overcladding existing buildings allows for performance and aesthetic improvements but these projects face challenges with weight, attachment, tolerances, and movement. Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) can address these challenges and provide features not offered with most masonry wall systems. In this course you will learn about the GFRC manufacturing process, barrier and pressure equalized cladding designs with GFRC, air, vapor, and thermal performance features in a GFRC wall, anchorage and attachment methods, and GFRC curtain wall systems.

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Building Blocks is approved by the American Institute of Architects as a provider of continuing education for practicing architects. Each of our courses is worth one AIA Learning Unit. Courses are also available to engineers and facade consultants.

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