Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is a type of lightweight concrete building material renowned for its thermal and acoustic insulation properties, as well as its fire resistance, strength and easy workability. AAC is a mixture of cement, lime, water and an aerating agent, such as aluminum powder, which is then poured into a mold and formed into blocks or panels and steam-cured in an autoclave. It is highly durable, resistant to weathering and has a high strength-to-weight ratio. AAC is often used as an energy efficient and cost effective building material for walls, roofs, foundations and other structural components, as it has a high thermal mass and can help reduce energy bills. Its high thermal and acoustic insulation properties, combined with its relatively low cost, make it an increasingly popular choice for designers.
AAC, Thermal Insulation, Acoustic Insulation, Fire Resistance, Strength, Easy Workability.
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is a lightweight, precast building material made of concrete, sand, lime and gypsum that is cured using high temperatures and high pressures. The end product is a material that has a light texture and high insulation properties, making it an excellent building material for a variety of applications. AAC has many advantages compared to traditional concrete, such as being twice as light but with a strength similar to traditional concrete, being resistant to fire, mold, and bacteria, and having excellent sound insulation properties. AAC is also highly energy efficient and is increasingly being used in construction projects all over the world due to its versatility and cost effectiveness.
AAC, precast concrete, lightweight concrete, insulative material, fire resistant material.
CITATION : "Lauren Moore. 'Autoclaved Aerated Concrete.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=190029 (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"
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