GRC Housing Applications
Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) can be used in housing to produce finely detailed robust lightweight features including heads and cills, band course, jamb and mullion units, copings and door surrounds. Whilst specifiers and developers see the key advantage of GRC as being its lightweight properties, site experience is showing that it’s robustness and resistance to damage can lead to substantial savings in overall build costs and a reduction in wastage.
The unique properties of BCM GRC allow us to produce products with all the quality and feel of a natural stone product at a much reduced weight.
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The design and manufacture of GRC products is covered by international standards which have been developed in Europe, America, Asia and Australasia. Current publications and recommendations from the HSE with regard to manual handling state:
“Manual Handling can cause serious, long-term disabling musclo-skeletal injuries.
Heavy blocks, kerbs, cills and lintels present a particular high risk.”
HSE inspectors will expect to find:
- Manual handling tasks eliminated in design or mechanisation where practicable
- Safe handling based on assessment of risk from manual handling operations
- All workers trained in basic safe manual handling techniques
Unsafe lifting technique Consider…
- Mechanising the task
- Use of lifting aids
- Assessment of the task, individual, load and environment
- Training requirements
- Specification of lighter components
GRC helps eliminate weight from the design which eliminates cost.
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