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Cover About AAC
What is AAC?
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete ( AAC ) is a certified Green building material , which can be used for Commercial, Industrial and residential construction. It is porous, non-toxic, reusable, renewable and recyclable.
Why AAC is considered a green and environmental building material?
  • Because the main ingredients are quartz sand, cement, lime and water, all abundantly available.
  • Because the material increases to five times its initial volume during production -because the primary energy needed to produce one cubic of material is only 340 KWH -because any production waste before its final setting will be reintroduced into the production cycle.
  • Because there is no pollution of either water or air as the only emissions result from generating the energy in the production process.
  • Because AAC left over from the building site can be recycled. Crushed and used for litter sand or foundation back fill or insulator.
When Was AAC First Developed?
AAC was developed in 1924 by a Swedish architect, who was looking for an alternate building material with properties similar to that of wood- Good thermal insulation, Solid structure and Easy to work with – but without the disadvantage of combustibility, decay and termite damage.
Is AAC A New Product?

AAC has been used commercially in most European countries for more than 80 years as well as in the Far and Middle East for the past 50 years, and in Australia and South America for over 30 years. AAC has been manufactured and used in India since the mid 70’s. Structures built decades ago are still standing today and continue to perform well and require little maintenance.

How Do You Build With AAC?
AAC Products can be used for Walls, Floors and roof decks of buildings. AAC Blocks are used much like regular concrete blocks. Blocks are set in place with thin bed mortar. Some Wet premix adhesive for blocks is also available in market.
Are AAC Blocks Advisable To Use On High Rise Buildings , Considering The Structural Load On The Foundation?

AAC Blocks are most recommended to be used on high rise buildings.

Being Light Weight Does AAC Blocks Have The Same Strength Like Fly ash Bricks Or Red Bricks?

AAC Blocks is designed with Dimensional accuracy and compressive strength. It can be used in any load bearing application, whether it is a large, small or tall job. AAC Blocks walls installed using thin bed mortar, function as a monolithic structure. It provides better strength as compared to the Fly Ash Brick  / Red Clay brick building.

How Has AAC Been Used?

AAC has been used worldwide in the following applications : Hospitality; hotels and restaurants, Retails and warehouses, Industrial, Office Buildings, Educational Institutions, Religious Structures, Single Residential homes, Multi storey Commercial / Residential projects.

What Are The Main Advantage Of AAC Over Other Building Materials?
Apart from its biggest advantage of being extremely light weight & having a higher Compressive strength at the same time, AAC is highly fire resistant, has excellent thermal insulation value, is decay and rot proof, has good sound reduction properties and and cost effective. AAC performs well in seismic situations and high wind areas. Building with AAC can reduce the quantity of materials used and labor needed to build a building..
Is AAC Block Better Than Standard Concrete Blocks Or Bricks?
AAC Blocks outperforms Concrete blocks, Flyash Bricks and Red Clay bricks. AAC Blocks is the only durable, Structural, thermal and fire rated material all in one product. For example, in traditional construction, insulation and drywall must be added to make the wall fired rated and thermally compliant. In addition, insulation must be added to masonry to obtain reasonable thermal values. Unlike concrete, AAC Blocks is lightweight, has superior acoustic absorption,is a non-organic material that will not decay or rot and is moisture and pest resistant. In nearly every situation, AAC Blocks is the best building material choice.
Is AAC Environmentally Friendly?
Yes, AAC is a non – toxic product which does not pollute the air, land or water. During the manufacturing process, waste from the cutting process is recycled back with raw materials and used again. During construction, there is virtually no waste generated. AAC products were designed to respond to the urgent need to conserve and protect the earth's precious natural resources.
How Does AAC Blocks Acts As Noise Resistant?
The Solid Wall Construction of a building made of AAC Blocks provides exceptional acoustic insulation. Its porous structure and high surface mass, coupled with its ability to dampen mechanical vibration energy, greatly reduces outside environment noise pollution and the indoor echo effect in empty rooms, providing a quieter, more comfortable interior for the occupants.
Is There Any Skilled Labour Required To Install AAC Blocks?
No, Due to it's dimensional accuracy and light weight, AAC Blocks require little training to unskilled worker and thus give returns by saving in labour time as well as ease of construction.
How Is Wiring Installed In AAC Walls?
Easily. There are standard methods for installing wiring in AAC Walls. Many installers use a combination. The Electrician draws directly on the block to indicate where wires will go. The AAC installer uses a manual or electric router to cut channels on the inside of the walls. After the electrician installs the wiring, the wall is plastered to get a clean crack free smooth finish to wall.