publication . Thesis . 1998

Autoclaved aerated concrete : shaping the evolution of residential construction in the United States.

Bukoski, Steven C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1998
  • Publisher: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document Precast Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is a proven construction material used in Europe for over 70 years. Introduced to the United States in 1990, construction thus far is limited to commercial and custom borne applications. Premium benefits include energy efficiency and resistance to natural disaster and pests. Despite being the leading residential construction material in Europe and Japan, lumber is the leading material of choice in the United States. AAC is clearly a superior residential construction product in its current form, but the economic position of lumber and industry change hesitation demand a diffe...
Subjects
free text keywords: CONCRETE
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