USAGE & OPPORTUNITIES
Advanced concrete blocks are well suited for urban areas with high rise buildings and those with high temperature variations. Due to higher density, high rise buildings constructed using advanced concrete blocks require less steel and concrete for structural members. Requirement of mortar for laying advanced concrete blocks is reduced due to less number of joints. Similarly material required for rendering is also lower due to dimensional accuracy of advanced concrete blocks. Better thermal efficiency of advanced concrete blocks makes it suitable for use in areas with extreme temperature as it eliminates need for separate materials for construction and insulation leading to faster construction and savings.
Even though regular cement mortar can be used, most of the buildings erected with Advanced Concrete blocks materials use thin bed mortar in thicknesses around ⅛ inch, depending on the national building codes. Advanced concrete block materials can be coated with a stucco or plaster compound to guard against the elements, or covered with siding materials such as brick or vinyl.