Numerous tests where undertaken on GRC, including testing in different climatic conditions around the world; a range of temperatures as well as environments with and without high humidity. The conclusion of this extensive research, unequalled by any of its rivals, saw GRC formally recognised as a structural material in a number of Codes of Practice around the world. These codes recognise the ability of GRC to perform in a wide range of different applications.
GRC has over 50 years of performing in the harshest environments; lining aging brick sewers (sulphate attack); facades on high rise towers in the Middles East (extreme heat), the US and Europe (freezing) and Asia (cyclones).
In Australia, this research and development work was rewarded with the inclusion of Premix GRC in the National Precast Concrete Association of Australia Code of Practice, first published in 1999. This code was developed with reference to Mascot Engineering’s extensive experience working with GRC, who began working with this material in 1984.
Mascot Engineering’s GRC has a characteristic strength of 80mpa (compressive) and 21mpa (flexural) and is used in Rail and Port structures, Airports, industrial estates, retail developments and single dwellings.
The Australian market place has a number of alternative lightweight concrete materials, however none that have the same worldwide track record as GRC. Mascot Engineering GRC products include cable and drainage pits, channel systems, industrial trade waste products and planter boxes.
With such a large amount of research and development, and a proven track record around the globe, GRC and Mascot Engineering are the perfect blend of experience and proven performance.
For “Products you can trust, from the company that has stood the test of time”, visit www.mascotengineering.com.au or call 1300 885 295
Images (top to bottom): GRC production; GRC cable pits; GRC planter boxes, glass fibre; GRC rail cable pit.