Barrel Vaulting in GFRC for Government Buildings

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Barrel Vaulting

Barrel Vaulting by Stromberg






Barrel Vaulting in Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

GFRC Barrel Vaulting is a stunning addition to any structure. Barrel vaulting brings to mind the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Grotto in Vatican City.  Barrel vaulted ceilings are characteristically semicircular in cross section; the simplest form of vault being a single continuous arch. The vaulted ceilings of buildings in ancient Rome were made of wood or stone and relied for their strength on the compact fitting of the stones used to build them. The use of stone in barrel vaulted ceilings was a problem because of its weight, but the use of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), has brought fresh perspective to this ancient architectural medium.

Barrel Vaulting for Government Buildings

Stromberg’s transforming work in GFRC barrel vaulted ceilings can be seen on several government buildings. Stromberg can design made to order architectural barrel vaulting in GFRC that will add a majestic element to the interior design of your government building. (GFRC) is the best choice for a barrel vaulted ceiling because it’s lightweight. The use of concrete in barrel vaulting poses challenges due to its heaviness; extra supports would need to be used, driving up the cost and extending the time-span needed to complete your project.  Stromberg’s work can be seen in several U.S. government buildings, including the Pentagon, the White House and the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait.

Barrel Vaulting for Government Buildings in Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Glass fiber reinforced concrete is a remarkable product that’s in a class by itself; it uses glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel. Because of this distinguishing feature, it’s much lighter than traditional materials like concrete and stone. GFRC’s lightweight quality and durability makes it the perfect choice for the vaulted ceiling of your government building. Stromberg has 30 years of experience working with GFRC and can offer you a variety of finishes like acid-washed, buff and dark buff. Available textures include terra cotta, limestone, granite and cast stone.

Features and Benefits of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

  • GFRC is produced with a mold, for a great fit.
  • GFRC is an environmentally friendly choice containing no harmful chemicals.
  • GFRC is lightweight, yet very durable.
  • Original custom designs available in Stromberg GFRC.

The Stromberg Pledge to You

The experts at Stromberg Architectural Products will partner with you throughout the entire process, providing their creative edge and expertise. Your GFRC barrel vaulted ceiling will meet your expectations and they’ll help with CAD details, design assistance and specifications. Contact them today at (903) 454-0904 for your free custom quote, or send them an email.

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