[AACTH] Advantages of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in USA Construction Projects

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Originally Aired - Thursday, January 19 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Location: LVCC North Hall, Room N258


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Title: [AACTH] Advantages of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in USA Construction Projects

Session ID: AACTH

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Presented by AAC Worldwide and Concrete Plant International.
Questions should be directed to Judi Taylor at j.taylor@cpi-northamerica.com.
 
NEW for WOC 2023! 

Autoclaved aerated concrete (“AAC”) is currently one of many building products being touted as “green” or “environmentally friendly.” AAC can be used both in commercial and residential projects, and has been used to complete structures such as hotels, schools, commercial buildings, military buildings, private homes and even sound walls along highways. For many years it has been specified as a firewall and cladding system for residential and multifamily projects.

The properties of AAC lend itself to be used structurally for increased fire resistance, exceptional sound insulation, and outstanding thermal performance. As an inorganic material, minimizing the risk for mold and other allergens, AAC is also termite resistant and virtually maintenance-free, eliminating the need for repair materials, pesticides, and chemical treatments, while lowering operating and insurance costs.

AAC can be assembled with minimal waste and a reduced need for additional equipment. Extreme durability makes autoclaved aerated concrete a sustainable building product. Excellent insulating qualities result in increased energy efficiency and an airtight building envelope minimizing uncontrolled air changes while helping maintain desired indoor temperatures and maximizing HVAC equipment efficiency.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Fouad H. Fouad, Chair of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), Birmingham, Alabama
  • Markus Hesse, Head of International Product Management, Xella Group, largest AAC producer in Europe
  • Monica Arango, Sales Architect, Aercon Florida AAC, Hanes City, Florida

Type: Industry Training

Cost: $75; $75 after 12/12/22


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