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LATEST NEWS ABOUT GRC & THE GRCA

All the latest news from The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA)
and news about GRC in general will appear here.
 

International Workshop on GRC Research,
Prague, Czech Republic, 20 September 2019

The Workshop will review and discuss the current state of research related to Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC / GFRC) and will consider feasibility, scope and proposals for research in support of the GRC industry (design, production, construction), on Friday 20th September 2019, at:
  The Penthouse,
  Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics
  Czech Technical University
  PRAGUE
  CZECH REPUBLIC
Read more details of International Workshop on GRC Research, 2019 >>.
 

GRCA AGM Meeting, UK, 27 June 2019

All GRCA Members are invited to attend the 2019 AGM of The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) which will be held on:
  Thursday 27 June 2019, commencing at 10.30am, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA AGM will be immediately followed by a GRCA Council Meeting.
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 4 April 2019

The Spring Council Meeting of the GRCA will be held on:
  Thursday 4th April 2019, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA Council Meeting is expected to be immediately proceeded by a GRCA Technical Working Group Meeting.
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 31 January 2019

The first GRCA Council Meeting of 2019 will be held on:
  Thursday 31st January 2019, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA Council Meeting is expected to be immediately proceeded by a GRCA Technical Working Group Meeting.
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 1 November 2018

The Autumn Council meeting of the GRCA was held on:
  Thursday 1 November 2018, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA Council Meeting was immediately proceeded by a GRCA Technical Working Group Meeting.
 

CAFE CONCRETE SHOW 2018, London, 30 October 2018

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) took a booth at the Café Concrete Show, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London SE1 9NH on Tuesday 30th October 2018, and the GRCA Technical Working Group Chair, Mr Ian White, gave a very informative presentation entitled “Properties and applications of glassfibre reinforced concrete”, during the afternoon session.
Read more about the GRCA at Café Concrete 2018 >>
 

GRCA Company 40th Anniversary, UK, 16 October 2018

Originally formed in 1995, 16th October 2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of the GRCA becoming a legal UK Company registered as a "Company Limited by Guarantee" under the UK Companies Act.
The original name of the company was "The Glassfibre Reinforced Cement Association", and the name was changed to the current "The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association" in 1998.
 

GRCA Frequently Asked Questions, October 2018

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) has introduced a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ´s) page on this web site, to answer all your questions about The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) and Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC / GFRC).
See the GRCA FAQ´s page >>.
 

1000 Museum, Miami, Video July 2018

This new video on the 1000 Museum skyscraper in Miami, designed by Zaha Hadid, has been produced by The B1M, features the glassfibre reinforced concrete GRC / GFRC exoskeleton which gives the building its extraordinary design features.

View the 1000 Museum Video here.
 

GRCA AGM, UK, 28 June 2018

All GRCA Members were invited to attend the 2018 AGM of The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) which was held on Thursday 28 June 2018, commencing at 10.30am, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA AGM was immediately proceeded by a GRCA Technical Working Group Meeting and immediately followed by a GRCA Council Meeting.
 

GRC Manufacturers R&D Workshop, UK, 27 June 2018

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) held a very well received full day technical workshop for worldwide GRC manufacturers, on Wednesday 27 June 2018, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
Read more details of GRCA GRC workshop, 2018 >>.
 

GRCA Member Survey, 22 June 2018

The GRCA is undertaking a review of its marketing approach and activity, and the GRCA Members' insights and opinions are essential to inform the Association’s future marketing plans. The survey is only open to GRCA Members and is available until 22 June – use the link to >>
complete the GRCA Member Survey.
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 26 April 2018

The Spring Council Meeting of the GRCA was held on Thursday 26 April 2018, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA Council Meeting was immediately proceeded by a GRCA Technical Working Group Meeting.
 

GRCA "Practical Fixing Guide for Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC)", March 2018

The latest version of the GRCA Fixing Guide has been prepared by theTechnical Working Group and can now be viewed on this web site.
It utilises the latest technology in 3D animation techniques and contains a number of practical examples to illustrate various fixing techniques.

View the View GRCA Fixing Guide here.
 

Matt Hanley, 26 February 2018

It is with great sadness that The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) heard of the sudden death of Matt Hanley. Matt had been involved in the GRCA over many years, having worked for a number of the Association's Members and was influential in the production of various of the Association's technical documents. Matt was also a past Chair of the GR CA Council. He will be sadly missed by the GRCA and the GRC industry and the Association's thoughts and condolences go out to his family.
 

New GRCA Video, 26 January 2018

A video on the use of GRC /GFRC, with project specific items and historical references, has been produced by The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA).

View the New GRCA Video here.
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 25 January 2018

A Council Meeting of the GRCA was held on Thursday 25 January 2018, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
All GRCA Members were invited to attend.
 

GRCA on LinkedIn, 16 January 2018

International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association Director Neil Sparrow, and the GRC Association itself, have profile pages on LinkedIn posting about GRC / GFRC around the world.
If you have an interest in GRC / GFRC Please follow GRCA on LinkedIn.
 

GRCA techNOTES, October 2017

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) has recently introduced two new techNOTES to the GRC technical series.
techNOTE 9 Quality Matters and techNOTE 10 Appearance Matters.
Read more about the GRCA techNOTES >>
 

BSI Membership, October 2017

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) is pleased to announce that it is now a Member of the British Standards Institute (BSI).
The GRCA is committed to raising Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) standards worldwide, and BSI Membership will help it do this more effectively and with greater efficiency.
The Association also has representation on various British and European Standards Committees.
 

GRCA Secure Web Site, 20 October 2017

This International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) web site is secure and using an SSL Certificate. Look out for a small padlock symbol in the address bar (or elsewhere in your browser window) and a web address beginning with https:// (the s stands for 'secure') to ensure that you are on the correct, secure GRCA web site.
 
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 12 October 2017

A Council meeting of the GRCA was held on Thursday 12 October 2017, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA Council Meeting was immediately proceeded by a GRCA Technical Working Group meeting.
 

FIBRE CONCRETE 2017, Prague, 13-16 September 2017

The 9th International Conference FIBRE CONCRETE 2017
was held from September 13-16, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.
GRCA Associate member Prof. Dr. Peter JM Bartos started theFibre Concrete 2017 conference with the keynote speech — Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete: principles, production, properties and applications.
Further details are available at Fibre Concrete 2017
 

Simon Pearson, 18 July 2017

It is with great sadness that The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) heard of the sudden death of Simon Pearson, GRCA Council Member and MD of GRCA Member Jesmonite. Simon will be sadly missed by the GRC industry and the Association's thoughts and condolences go out to his family.
 

New Book on GRC from the GRCA, July 2017

State of the art review of GRC for all users and specifiers.

Glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC) is the most complex material widely used in current construction practice. It is an unusual composite, in which both the matrix and the reinforcement themselves are composites. This new book sponsored by the GRCA, provides guidance on the properties, its specification, testing and the latest methods for efficient production.

Read more about the new GRCA book on GRC >>

 

GRCA AGM, UK, 29 June 2017

All GRCA Members were invited to attend the 2017 AGM of The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) which was held on Thursday 29 June 2017, commencing at 10.30am, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA AGM was immediately proceeded by a GRCA Technical Working Group meeting and immediately followed by a GRCA Council meeting.
 

GRC Fire Test Reports, 14 June 2017

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) has updated the GRC fire testing reports, including the classification of reaction to fire performance of GRC in accordance with EN 13501-1.
Further GRC fire test classification report details are available at:
  GRC Fire Test classification reports >>
 

CONCRETE SHOW 2017, Mumbai, 4-6 May 2017

The Concrete Show India 2017 will be held from 4th to 6th May 2017 in Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India.
GRCA Member, PowerSprays will be exhibiting and would welcome your visit and GRC questions.
Further details are available at Concrete Show India 2017
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 27 April 2017

A Council Meeting of the GRCA was held on Thursday 27 April 2017,
preceded by a meeting of the GRCA Technical Working Group,
  at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
All GRCA Members were invited to attend.
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 19 January 2017

A Council meeting of the GRCA was held on Thursday 19 January 2017, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
All GRCA Members were invited to attend.
 

GRCA "Full Member" grade, 5 December 2016

The GRCA have renamed the higher grade of membership for GRC manufacturers to "Full Member". Any manufacturer displaying the “Full Member" logo, previously referred to as the Approved Manufacturer Scheme” (AMS), has been audited by an independent certifying body appointed by The International GRC Association. As part of the Full Member audit process the GRC manufacturer must demonstrate that they have sufficient resources in plant, equipment and labour to design and manufacture high quality GRC in accordance with the Full Member regulations.
Read more about GRCA "Full Member" grade >>
 

GRCA Council Meeting, UK, 20 October 2016

A Council meeting of the GRCA was held on Thursday 20 October 2016, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
 

New contact address for the GRCA, 1 August 2016

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA)
have a new postal contact address,
  PO Box 1454
  NORTHAMPTON
  NN2 1DZ
  UNITED KINGDOM
All email and telephone numbers remain the same.
 

GRCA AGM, UK, 30 June 2016

The 2016 AGM of The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) was held on Thursday 30 June 2016, at:
  The National Conference Centre
  Coventry Road
  Bickenhill
  SOLIHULL
  B92 0EJ
  UNITED KINGDOM
The GRCA AGM was immediately followed by a GRCA Council meeting.
 

Chelsea Flower Show, London UK, 23-28 May 2016

GRCA Member Haddonstone achieved the highest five star award for their trade garden at the world renowned Chelsea Flower Show in May 2016 in London UK.
Read more about Haddonstone at Chelsea Flower Show >>
 

Dame Zaha Hadid, 31 March 2016

It is with great sadness that The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) heard of the death of architect Dame Zaha Hadid. Zaha was a great supporter and user of GRC and the GRC Association and she will be sadly missed by the GRC industry.
Read more about Dame Zaha Hadid >>
 

EcoBuild, ExCel, London, UK, 8-10 March 2016

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) is pleased to confirm that they will be exhibiting in the Concrete & Masonry Pavilion at EcoBuild 2016, ExCel, London, UK.
Read more about the GRCA at EcoBuild 2016 >>
 

The Precast Show, USA, 3-5 March 2016

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) is pleased to announce that they will be attending The Precast Show 2016 in Nashville, USA. See us on Booth #375.
Read more about the GRCA at The Precast Show >>
 

The Big 5 Show, Dubai, 23-26 November 2015

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) is pleased to announce that they will be attending the Middle East Concrete exhibition in November 2015 in Dubai.
Read more about the GRCA at The Big 5 Show >>
 

Peter Rademan, 19 August 2015

The GRCA regrets to announce the sad news that another stalwart of the GRC industry, Peter Rademan, passed away on 19 August 2015. His career started with the concrete industry in South Africa in 1968 taking over responsibility for development of Cem-FIL and GRC in South Africa in 1974.
Read more about Peter Rademan >>
 

Bud Molloy, 13 March 2015

The GRCA regrets to announce the sad news that a long time supporter of GRC / GFRC, Bud Molloy died at his home near Dallas, Texas, USA on 13th March 2015.
Read more about Bud Molloy >>