Cem-FIL® Glass fiber Reinforced Concrete (GRC) gives architects and engineers a strong and lightweight material from which the most ambitious designs can be created. Its versatility of shape, color and texture enable it to be used to create complex modern forms, or to replace traditional materials, making it an ideal material to clad the facades of some of the world's most prestigious buildings.
Its strength and durability make it an ideal choice for engineering applications such as permanent formwork, drainage channels, noise barriers and utility poles.
As the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup approaches, the iconic Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg stands ready. Using Cem-FIL® fiber the stadium is clad entirely with fibreC, produced by Rieder in Germany. This stadium is set to be the most widely recognised GRC project to date.Congratulations to Rieder!
picture courtesy of Rieder
Cem-FIL® fibers solution for Glass Reinforced concrete
Barcelona Olympics 1992
At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics GRC was brought to the attention of the international press when 80,000m2 of GRC façade panels were used to clad the official Press Accommodation building.
Bangkok BTS "Skytrain"
The BTS "Skytrain" is the first Mass Transit system to be completed in Thailand.
Heathrow Express Station
The Heathrow Express is a £440 million British Airports Authority initiative which provides a high-speed train every 15 minutes, from London's Paddington Station to Heathrow Airport, and carries approx. 15,000 passengers each day.
Bridge Parapet Formwork, Germany
The high flexural and tensile strength, and the relatively high modulus of elasticity of GRC permit the manufacture of thin, but nevertheless strong and tenacious components.
San Siro Meazza Stadium, Milan
Following the successful use of Cem-FIL® GRC in refurbishing the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium for the World Cup Finals in Spain, it was later chosen to be used as an external cladding material to provide a face-lift to the San Siro Meazza Stadium in Milan, home of the Inter-Milan and AC Milan football clubs.
Santiago Bernebeu Football Stadium
The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of the world-renowned Real Madrid Football Club, was enlarged in the 1990's to meet the EUFA requirements on spectator seating.
Saudi Ports Authority Headquarters
The construction of a concrete dome is a complex building problem, and had been a relatively infrequent requirement, even in the Middle East. An interesting technique was developed in Saudi Arabia which led to more widespread applications.
Shepard Hall, City College of New York
Shepard Hall is home to the school of architecture at the City College of New York. Originally built in 1907 using a combination of load-bearing stone, glazed terracotta and steel, Shepard Hall was suffering major structural deterioration of the terra cotta by the mid 1980's.
Watchgate Water Treatment Works
Watchgate Water Treatment Works, built in 1972, is North West Water's largest water treatment plant with a maximum throughput of 700 Ml/day, principally serving South Cumbria, Lancashire and Manchester.
Eco-Titan™ Composite Pole
Breakthrough power distribution Eco-Titan™ pole is made with high-performance lightweight concrete reinforced with Cem-FIL® alkali-resistant glass fibers. The result combines the strength of concrete with lightweight construction.
Façade Reinforced with Cem-FIL® AR Glass is Enduring Image of 2010 FIFA World Cup
Stadium echoing appearance of African pot covered with custom-colored fibreC panels from Rieder Smart Elements GmbH
Cem-FIL® AR Glass Reinforcements Help Fibre Net Catch Attention and Revenue
Lightweight, easy-to-handle fiber-reinforced polymer nets reinforcing concrete used to restore historic buildings