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Building a Façade with Glass Reinforced Concrete

Sydney’s historic building housing the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) marks the landing place of the first fleet in 1788. In 2011, the building undertook redevelopment and extensions of the exterior envelope. Rickard Engineering (formally known as RH Consulting Engineers) were the façade-consulting engineers who assisted Watpac in the development process. Company, Precast Concrete manufactured […]

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Pilkington Bros first commercially developed GRC in the 1950’s based on original work by the British Government Building Research Establishment. However, the first nation to really be commercially successful on a large-scale was the Americans. Companies such as GRC Lafayette gained worldwide recognition for the work they did in recreating gothic architecture in GRC in […]

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The GRC hype

Used extensively around the world, GRC, or Glass Reinforced Concrete, is a composite material made from a smart blend of constituent materials that, when combined, produce a surprisingly beautiful strong, yet light, finish. Typically combining a mixture of hydraulic cement, alkali resistant glass fibers, silica sand and water, this material has fast become one of […]

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Selective Aquatic Projects

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION Surrey University, Guildford, UK: BSc (Hons 2/1) Civil Engineering and MSc (with Distinction) in Structural Engineering ASSOCIATIONS Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia Member of Institution of Civil Engineers UK Fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers UK Past Chairman NSW Branch of Institution of Structural Engineers UK Registered Engineer (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland […]

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