|Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) has been refined into a highly thermally insulating concrete-based material used for both internal and external construction. Besides Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)'s insulating capability, one of its advantages in construction is its quick and easy installation, for the material can be routed, sanded and cut to size on site using standard carbon steel band saws, hand saws and drills.
Even though regular cement mortar can be used, 98% of the buildings erected with AAC materials use thin bed mortar, which comes to deployment in a thickness of ⅛ inch. This varies according to national building codes and creates solid and compact building members. AAC material can be coated with a stucco compound or plaster against the elements. Siding materials such as brick or vinyl siding can also be used to cover the outside of AAC materials.
AAC has been produced for more than 70 years and it offers considerable advantages over other construction materials, one of the most important being its very low environmental impact.
AAC’s excellent thermal efficiency makes a major contribution to environmental protection by sharply reducing the need for heating and cooling in buildings.
AAC’s easy workability allows accurate cutting, which minimizes the generation of solid waste during use. Unlike other building materials, AAC can eliminate the need to be used in combination with insulation products, which increase the environmental impact and cost of construction.
AAC’s high resource efficiency gives it low environmental impact in all phases of its life cycle, from processing of raw materials to the disposal of AAC waste.
AAC’s light weight also saves energy in transportation. The fact that AAC is up to five times lighter than concrete leads to significant reductions in CO2 emissions during transportation. In addition, many AAC manufacturers apply the principle of producing as near to their consumer markets as possible to reduce the need for transportation.
|Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) has no equal when it comes to the following qualities:|