Welcome to the GRCA

INTERNATIONAL GLASSFIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION

Read more about the new GRCA book on GRC
Read more about the new GRCA book on GRC >>

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) was formed over 40 years ago in 1975, and it has an international membership coming from well over 20 countries. The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association has a long tradition of serving the GRC industry world wide.

The GRCA brings together all those with an interest in Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC or GFRC), to:

  • Exchange knowledge and experience concerning GRC.
  • Promote GRC in all its valid applications and advance the interests of its Members.
  • Participate in establishing Codes of Practice and National Standards covering manufacture and performance.
  • Organise International Conferences as a forum for discussing and disseminating GRC knowledge on materials, products and uses.

The GRCA has recently sponsored a state of the art review of GRC for all users and specifiers, with an extensive selection of case studies, and vital information about microstructure and mechanisms. The new GRCA book on GRC was published in July 2017 and is now available direct from the Association.

Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete or GRC, also known as Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete or GFRC (see What is GRC) and known around the world by various names such as Composite Ciment Verre or CCV, Fiber Beton, Cam Elyaf or Fiber Takviyeli Beton, and Glasfaserbeton or GFB, is one of the most versatile building materials available to architects and engineers. Composed principally of cement, sand and special alkali resistant (AR) glassfibres, GRC is a thin, high strength concrete with many applications in construction.

On this International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association web site, you can:

  • find out more about GRC / GFRC / CCV / CTB / GFB / Fibre beton, or whatever the product is named in your area of the world (see What is GRC).
  • obtain the GRCA publications, including the GRCA Specification for GRC.
  • find a GRCA Full Member manufacturer of GRC /GFRC.
  • or find a GRCA Member, including GRC / GFRC manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and installers.
  • find out more about membership of the Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (see GRCA Membership).
  • see GRC / GFRC news and forthcoming events involving GRC / GFRC and the GRCA.
  • and find answers to all your Frequently Asked Questions about The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) and Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) / Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) see GRCA FAQ´s.

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Asociation (GRCA) have also produced videos on the use of GRC / GFRC on projects, see below:

View GRC on Shepard Hall project video
A video of the Shepard Hall project
is available to view here >>
View the International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) Video
View the International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) Video here >>