AAC is the “GREENEST” concrete product worldwide as there are no toxic emissions or waste during the manufacturing process. The production process involves curing aerated concrete in a pressurized steam chamber, known as an autoclave, to give AAC its strength. Panels reinforced with steel wire net can be used to build structures as high as five stories. Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is a very strong but lightweight and easy-to-use construction material for load bearing and cladding on commercial and residential buildings. AAC comes in floor, wall and roof panels as well as blocks.
Wall Panels (cladding internally and externally) Wall panels are a single mass unit that can take the place of multi-step construction processes. For example, wall panels replace steel sheets, wood studs, insulation and gypsum board in a single installation. An experienced crew of eight can set 80 panels a day with one small crane, and variable thicknesses of 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 cm.
Floor Slabs & Panels system up to 5 floors. One of the differences is the key molded into the side of the panel to allow for rebar and grout to be set between panels and tied through the ring beam to create an integrated system when complete. Floor panels can easily be used in any project that
would traditionally replace hollow core floors, And creates a stronger thermal insulation because of the solid body. An experienced crew of eight can set 120 floor panels a day with one small crane.
Labor Accommodations and 5 story Buildings: More than 100 buildings
Schools and Universities: More than 3 schools
Retrofit Buildings: Tens of buildings
Cladding Projects: Most of malls
Hotels-Hospitality: Several hotel chains have already utilized AAC in construction of their hotels.
Multi-Family Compounds and Buildings: More than 1000 villas are done with AAC.
LEED Credits :
AAC is an environmentally friendly proven building material that is used to save energy and enhance the quality of the built environment. Some of the environmental benefits and advantages set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to obtain LEED™ Certifications.
1) Energy and Atmosphere: AAC may contribute to energy efficiency credits. When combined with efficient windows and roof system, the envelope contributes to overall energy conservation.
2) Materials and Resources: The intent of the facility reuse credit is to create a rationale for utilizing as much of the original structure as possible within the confines of the new design or intended use. The AAC site construction system generates approximately 1% material waste.
3) Indoor Environment and Air Quality: Environment and Air Quality Credit 4: Low emitting materials. AAC has no volatile organic compounds.4.Innovation and Design Process: Innovation and Design: AAC contributes to an Integrated Pest Management Plan. Rodents have no place to travel within AAC -ID Credit 1-1.4 – Innovation in Design: (1-4 Points)
Benefits including LEED credits :
Provides multiple LEED points – minimum of 20 points
• The Safest Product: Highest Fire Rating available (please ask our engineer to show you our latest test)
• Huge Saves Energy: Thermal Efficiency – 60% Less HVAC
• Faster Construction: Blocks and Reinforced Panels Assemble Quickly On-Site
• Cost Effective: Less Costly Than Competitors
• Quieter: Superior Insulating Properties for Better Noise Control
• Sustainable: Resistant to Mold and Termites
• QCS 2010 – Release 2013: AAC manufacturing and erection conforms to QCS 200 – 2013