Custom Rock has more than 50 years of formliner and construction experience coupled with the latest technologies in design and formliner manufacturing. We provide architects with the information and resources needed to help with the design and application to avoid pitfalls. We can provide you with samples, design drawings, 3D models, and specifications.
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98% of our formliner orders are shipped on time. Rest assured that you can count on the form liners to be there when you need them. Moreover, our lead times are one of the best in our industry.
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What Is Precast?
Precast architectural concrete is a technique loved by architects because it offers great quality and diversity of design due to the fact the concrete is poured in a controlled environment in the factory conditions.
Precast concrete is sustainable and is a green product. It is more durable and energy-efficient. It uses less water-cement ratio.
Precast architectural concrete is commonly used for facades where architects give a unique look to exposed concrete. There are no limits on what architects can achieve with Custom Rock architectural formliners. Architects can create unique textures by utilizing graphics and photos to create a three-dimensional concrete art on facades.
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What Is Cast-In-Place?
Architectural cast-in-place concrete may be modified to create an aesthetic finish on walls, columns, and beams to simulate tile, stone, or brick. This method is the most versatile.
The key for architects' success in specifying architectural concrete is to create a mock-up before producing the formliners. Creating a mock-up will set a standard on what is expected in reference to an acceptable finish.
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What Is Tilt-Up?
Tilt-up construction for architects is one of the most common methods used for commercial buildings. It provides architects with unlimited designs and aesthetics. Tilt-up is a method of construction where concrete is poured horizontally and once cured it is placed vertically.
Architects can design free-flowing geometric forms by using embedded stones and different brick , and concrete textures. Staining concrete i.e. adding color is another way to add interest to the architectural project.
Tilt-up architectural concrete offers excellent insulation, reduces noise, and is fire resistant.
In the building industry, different construction types refer to various methods and materials used in constructing buildings. Some common construction types include wood frame, steel frame, concrete frame, masonry, and hybrid construction. Each construction type has its own characteristics, strengths, and applications.
Wood frame construction involves using wood as the primary structural material for the building frame. It is commonly used in residential and low-rise commercial buildings. Wood frame construction is known for its cost-effectiveness, ease of construction, and versatility in design.
Steel frame construction utilizes steel beams and columns as the primary structural elements. It offers exceptional strength, durability, and fire resistance. Steel frame construction is often employed in high-rise buildings, industrial structures, and large- scale commercial projects. It provides flexibility in design, long- term stability, and is known for its speed of construction.
Concrete frame construction involves using reinforced concrete to create the building's structural system. It offers excellent durability, fire resistance, and sound insulation. Concrete frame construction is commonly used in mid-rise and high-rise buildings, as well as in industrial and infrastructure projects. It provides stability, long-term performance, and can withstand various environmental conditions.
Masonry construction utilizes materials like brick, stone, or concrete blocks to build load-bearing walls. It is often employed in both residential and commercial buildings, as well as in architectural projects that emphasize aesthetics and durability. Masonry construction offers thermal insulation, fire resistance, and a timeless appearance.
Hybrid construction refers to the combination of multiple construction types within a single building or structure. It allows for the benefits and advantages of different materials to be utilized strategically. For example, a hybrid construction project might involve using steel frame construction for the structural elements, wood frame construction for interior partitions, and masonry construction for the exterior façade. Hybrid construction offers flexibility in design, optimized performance, and tailored solutions for specific project requirements.